Ground Beef Fajita Taco Salad

Ground Beef Fajita Taco Salad

Here's a great-tasting taco salad with tons of flavor. It's worth the extra-effort to make your own dressing.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

Creamy Guacamole Dressing
1
medium ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4
cup sour cream
3
tablespoons milk
2
tablespoons lime juice
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Salad
2
teaspoons vegetable oil
2
medium bell peppers, cut into bite-size strips
1
medium onion, cut into thin wedges
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
2/3
cup water
6
cups torn romaine lettuce
1
medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
2
cups crushed tortilla chips (about 4 oz)
  1. In blender, place all dressing ingredients. Cover; blend on medium speed 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into small bowl. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.
  2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook bell peppers and onion in oil 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove vegetables from skillet; set aside.
  3. In same skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water; heat as directed on package.
  4. Place 1 cup lettuce on each of 6 plates. Top with beef mixture, vegetables, tomato, cheese and chips. Serve with dressing.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
If the dressing is too thick, thin it with a little additional milk.
A ripe avocado will be relatively firm, but will give to gentle pressure when squeezed.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 470
    • (Calories from Fat 280),
  • Total Fat 31g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 890mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 21g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 3 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.