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Tex-Mex Taco Salad

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  30 Minutes
Total Time:  30 Minutes
  2 servings
This version of the chain-restaurant favorite has fresh flavors and a healthy nutritional profile. Vary the heat by varying the type of salsa you use. Baked corn tortilla chips and lime wedges are natural accompaniments.
1/2 cup  prepared salsa
2 tablespoons  reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 teaspoon  canola oil
1   small onion, chopped
2 cloves  garlic, minced
8 ounces  lean ground beef or turkey
1   large plum tomato, diced
1/2 cup  canned kidney beans, rinsed (see Tips for Two)
1 teaspoon  ground cumin
1 teaspoon  chili powder
1/8 teaspoon  salt, or to taste
2 tablespoons  chopped fresh cilantro
4 cups  shredded romaine lettuce
1/4 cup  shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Tips for Two:  Refrigerate leftover beans for up to 3 days. Toss with a green salad or into soup for extra protein; mash with garlic powder and chopped fresh herbs for a quick dip.
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Combine salsa and sour cream in a large bowl.

Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add beef (or turkey) and cook, stirring often, until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomato, beans, cumin, chili powder and salt; cook, stirring, until the tomato begins to break down, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in cilantro and 2 tablespoons of the salsa mixture.

Add lettuce to the remaining salsa mixture and toss to coat. Divide the lettuce between 2 plates, top with the cooked meat and sprinkle with cheese.

Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2009
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   2 servings
Calories: 343
Fat. Total: 13g
Protein: 32g
Carbohydrates, Total: 26g
Fat, Saturated: 5g
Fiber: 8g
Cholesterol: 81mg
Sodium: 851mg
% Cal. from Fat: 34%
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Rating: 5
by: Heather Reviewed: 09/14/2010
I used Herdez salsa, and this turned out very good! I also doubled the recipe, and it was still really good!
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