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Spicy Beef Taco Salad
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Spicy Taco Beef Salad

Family-friendly and fun to eat!
Course Meal
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper
Servings 6 servings
Calories 482kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (red preferred, green ok) or another red chili pepper
  • ¼ cup taco mix homemade or store-bought
  • ½ iceberg lettuce
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 1 cup sharp cheese strong cheddar worlds well
  • ½ cup natural Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (use your favorite)

Instructions

Cook the beef and vegetables

  • Place a frying pan over medium heat and add the ground beef. Using a wooden spoon, separate the meat and cook until browned.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Add them to the pan and combine with the beef until onions have cooked.
  • De-seed and chop the jalapeño pepper (or chili chosen) and add to the beef mixture. Add the taco mix and stir to combine.
  • Cook for an additional 5 minutes, then set aside to cool while you prepare the rest of the salad.

Make the salad

  • Cut the lettuce, cucumber, bell pepper, and tomato into chunks and add to a large serving bowl. Add the beef and shredded cheese
  • In a separate bowl, combine the yogurt and hot sauce.
  • Add the tortilla chips to the salad and toss together then drizzle the sauce on top.
  • Serve immediately to avoid soggy chips!

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Notes

If spiciness is of concern, feel free to place the jalapeños on the side. Each person, then, can control how many to add.

Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1187mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2174IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 3mg