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By LWEIR57

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (18 Votes)
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Servings 4
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 25

  • 12 ounces ground turkey
  • 2 cups yellow, red or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups bottled salsa
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups plum tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (4-ounces) reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup baked tortilla chips, crumbled (about 12 chips)
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped

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Ground round and ground chuck have flavors different from ground beef

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (6-ounce) package corn chips
  • 3/4 cup mild taco sauce or ranch salad dressing
4.5/5 (36 Votes)

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You can layer the ingredients for a pretty presentation or simply toss it all together, either way this easy chicke...

  • CHICKEN:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable Oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, skinless
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • SALAD:
  • 6 cups spinach, shredded, or 1 head green leaf lettuce, shredded or torn into bite-size pieces
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Tortilla chips, crushed
  • SALAD DRESSING OPTION 1:
  • Ranch salad dressing
  • SALAD DRESSING HEALTHIER OPTION 2:
  • Greek yogurt mixed with the taco seasoning and chopped cilantro
4.5/5 (27 Votes)

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Crispy-crunchy taco salad made using a pie shell plus tortilla chips adds a nice variety of textures and it tastes

  • 1/2 cup tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1 (15-ounce) package Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust.
  • Whole round tortilla chips
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (at least 80%)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can spicy chili beans, undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded (6-ounces)
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1 green onion, sliced (1-tablespoon)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup ripe olives, sliced, if desired
4.4/5 (19 Votes)

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Flour tortillas quickly baked in cupcake tins are filled with lettuce and ground beef, then topped with your favori...

  • 4 (6-inch) whole wheat or plain flour tortillas
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 ounces lean ground beef or uncooked ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded (1-ounce)
  • 1/4 cup green or red sweet pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
4.6/5 (12 Votes)

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This delicious Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad recipe is very forgiving so feel free to adapt it to your personal taste

  • DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2/3 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle chile, canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • SALAD:
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 2 cups roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts, chopped (about 2 breasts)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup peeled avocado, diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (8 3/4-ounce) can no-salt-added whole-kernel corn, rinsed and drained
4.4/5 (58 Votes)

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Super simple and delicious! Coleslaw blend, corn, black beans, cilantro, shredded cheese, lime juice, ranch dressin...

  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup TACO BELL® Hot Restaurant Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages ramen noodle soup mix
  • 1 (14-ounce) package coleslaw blend
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup rinsed canned black beans
  • 1 cup KRAFT sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
4.4/5 (57 Votes)

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Quick and easy taco salad is perfect for pot luck parties

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, broken into small pieces
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 4 medium green onions, sliced, about 1/4 cup
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, 8 ounces, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 bag roasted veggie zesty Cheddar tortilla chips, coarsely crushed
4.6/5 (39 Votes)

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Put your crockpot to good use with this awesome taco salad recipe

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • Taco seasoning packet
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Switch up Taco Tuesday with this Taco Pasta Salad! Taco meat mixed with pasta and all of your favorite taco toppin

  • 1 (16-ounce) package spiral pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, about 8 ounces
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 (2 1/4-ounce) cans sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) bottle Catalina or Western salad dressing
  • 1 head lettuce, shredded
4.5/5 (38 Votes)

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This delicious Catalina Taco Salad is easily prepared

  • 1 to 2 bunches romaine lettuce, torn
  • 1 large red or yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded, chopped
  • 1 can black olives, sliced
  • 1 can corn kernels
  • 1 can pinto and or kidney beans, rinsed, drained
  • 6 to 8 ounces cheddar cheese, chunks
  • 8 to12 ounces Catalina salad dressing, or more to taste
  • 12 ounces Fritos chili corn chips
  • 1/2 to 1 pound taco meat, optional
  • Sliced Avocado, optional
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder, optional
4.6/5 (32 Votes)

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Crunchy cheesy Doritos with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and Catalina dressing makes a wonderful...

  • 1 pound 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 (1.25-ounce) packet reduced sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 medium-large head of iceberg lettuce, chopped into bite sized pieces (if you’ve never chopped up a head of iceberg before you can follow these directions)
  • 1 medium-large tomato, diced
  • 4 ounces 50% less fat or 2% sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (such as Cabot)
  • 4 ounces nacho cheese Doritos, broken up a bit into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup light Catalina or French dressing
4.7/5 (16 Votes)

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Crispy-crunchy taco salad made using a pie shell plus tortilla chips adds a nice variety of textures and it tastes

  • 1/2 cup tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1 (15-ounce) package Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust.
  • Whole round tortilla chips
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (at least 80%)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can spicy chili beans, undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded (6-ounces)
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1 green onion, sliced (1-tablespoon)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup ripe olives, sliced, if desired
4.5/5 (25 Votes)

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This simple and delicious taco salad features a bed of lettuce topped with bite sized taco shell pieces, cheese, st...

  • 4 hard taco shells
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak, halved lengthwise into 2 steaks, each about 3 inches wide
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon each ground coriander and cumin, granulated onion and garlic, Mexican oregano, and ancho chile powder or red chili powder, such as Gebhardt
  • 2 limes, halved
  • 3 vine tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • A small handful cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 romaine hearts, chopped
  • Sharp cheddar or pepper jack, shredded
  • 3 to 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • Pickled jalapeno slices
  • Hot sauce
4.7/5 (10 Votes)

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I discovered this taco salad while I was on a health kick

  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
  • 12 ounces ground turkey
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1/2 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Tortilla chips, crushed
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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