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Ground Beef Fajita Taco Salad

ground beef fajita taco salad Entree Mexican
Ground Beef Fajita Taco Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

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

Updated August 18, 2010
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

Ingredients

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)

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
890mg
37%
Potassium
620mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
5g
19%
Sugars
5g
Protein
21g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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