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Taco Salad

Taco Salad

110 Ratings
110 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 6 servings
Total Cost: $$$$
Cook Time: 55 minutes

Add some low-sodium taco seasoning to spice up this ground beef and bean taco salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 butter lettuce (head, or any other small lettuce, torn into small pieces)
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped, fresh)
  • 1/2 cup green pepper (chopped)
  • 16 ounces ground turkey or ground beef
  • 1 onion (small, chopped)
  • 1 can pinto beans (15 1/2 ounce, drained)
  • 3/4 cup salsa (or taco sauce)

Directions

1. Put lettuce in large bowl. Add tomatoes and green pepper.

2. Brown meat and onion in fry pan. Drain off fat and liquid.

3. Mix meat, beans and salsa. Add to salad mixture.

4. Serve with additional salsa. Refrigerate leftovers.

Notes

Source:

Simply Good Eating Recipe Cards, Vol. 1, 2000
University of Minnesota Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 2 cups salad, 1/6 of recipe (279g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 249
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 69 mg
Sodium 536 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 26 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 67 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 699 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 249
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 7 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 7 mg
Cholesterol 69 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 26 g
Minerals
Calcium 67 mg
Potassium 699 mg
Sodium 536 mg
Copper 282 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 62 mg
Phosphorus 296 mg
Selenium 26 mcg
Zinc 3 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 90 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.7 mg
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin C 22 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 36 mcg
Folate 128 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 7 mg
Choline 84 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1 1/4 cups
Protein Foods 3 1/2 ounces

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11/29/06
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