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Recipe: salad shakers with beef crumbles

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Salad shakers with beef crumbles serving suggestion

salad shakers with beef crumbles

Shake up your lunch routine. Mix your favorite salad ingredients with Ground Beef on top.


  • 1 pound ground beef (95% lean)
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chile powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 package (10 to 12 oz) iceberg or rmaine salad mix (lettuce, red cabbage, carrots)
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup canned black, beans rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, defrosted, drained
  • 1/3 cup crunchy tortilla strips (recipe follows) or crushed baked tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese)


  1. Brown ground beef with garlic in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef up into 1/2-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings, if necessary. Stir in water, chili powder and cumin; cook and stir 1 minute to blend flavors. Cool slightly.
  2. Place salad mix, beef, tomato, beans, corn and cheese, if desired, in large bowl with lid. Top with dressing; close lid securely or cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Shake gently to combine. Top with tortilla strips, if desired.
  3. Crunchy Tortilla Strips: Cut 2 corn tortillas in half, then crosswise into ¼-inch-wide strips. Place strips in single layer on baking sheet. Spray tortilla strips lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 4 to 8 minutes at 400ºF or until crisp.

    COOKS TIP: You can substitute your favorite dressing for ranch dressing.

Nutrition information per serving: 286 calories; 9 g fat (9 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 3 mg cholesterol; 568 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrate; 4.4 g fiber; 29 g protein; 7.3 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 4.6 mg iron; 18.2 mcg selenium; 6.2 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.