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Ground Beef Fajita Taco Salad

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Ground Beef Fajita Taco Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Here's a great-tasting taco salad with tons of flavor. It's worth the extra-effort to make your own dressing.
Updated Aug 18, 2010

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)
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso

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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If the dressing is too thick, thin it with a little additional milk.
  • tip 2
    A ripe avocado will be relatively firm, but will give to gentle pressure when squeezed.

Nutrition

470 Calories, 31g Total Fat, 21g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
Calories from Fat
280
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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