confetti beef taco salad
- 1 pound Ground Beef
- 1 package (about 1.25 oz) taco seasoning mix
- 3 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 1 package (12 oz) mixed salad greens (about 8 cups)
- sliced ripe olives
- sliced red onion
- prepared ranch or French dressing
Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings. Stir in taco seasoning mix according to package directions; remove seasoned beef from skillet with slotted spoon.
Combine seasoned beef, tortilla chips, cheese and tomato in large bowl. Line 4 plates with salad greens. Top with beef mixture. Top with olives, onion and dressing, if desired.
Cooks Notes: Cooking times are for fresh or throroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal tempreature of of 106 degreeF. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Nutrition information per serving: 554 calories; 32 g fat (12 g saturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat); 105 mg cholesterol; 889 mg sodium; 3 g carbohydrate; 4.6 g fiber; 34 g protein; 5.6 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.7 mcg vitamin B12; 4.6 mg iron; 22.5 mcg selenium; 6.7 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.