Spicy Taco Salad

Spice up your taco salad with this special recipe that has a pasta twist.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
3 1/4
cups hot water
1
box Hamburger Helper™ chili macaroni
3
teaspoons chili powder
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1
large clove garlic, finely chopped
12
leaves romaine lettuce
1
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
3/4
cup sour cream
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Stir in hot water, uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper box), chili powder, oregano, pepper sauce and garlic. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.
  • 4 Serve beef mixture on lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with tomato; top with dollop of sour cream.

Expert Tips

Serve the beef mixture on a bed of tortilla chips, or sprinkle crushed chips over the top.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
620mg
620%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.