Perfect for busy nights! My family asks for this weekly. Optional add-ins: sliced avocado, guacamole, and black olives.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until crumbly and no longer pink, about 8 minutes; stir in taco mix and water. Cook beef mixture until thickened, about 10 more minutes.

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  • Place black beans into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

  • Spread 1/4 of the beef mixture on a serving plate and top with 1/4 of the black beans. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 4 salads. Spread separate layers of romaine lettuce, salsa, tomatoes, and cheese over the salads. Generously garnish with sour cream and tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts

1039 calories; protein 47.2g; carbohydrates 83.7g; fat 58.6g; cholesterol 143.8mg; sodium 2127.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2012
I made this as a quick lunch today. I used ground turkey instead of beef homemade taco seasoning and V-8 in place of the water. I also used homemade salsa and reduced fat sour cream. Because I'm eating low-carb I skipped the chips on my portion. NO LEFTOVERS. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2012
I made this as a quick lunch today. I used ground turkey instead of beef homemade taco seasoning and V-8 in place of the water. I also used homemade salsa and reduced fat sour cream. Because I'm eating low-carb I skipped the chips on my portion. NO LEFTOVERS. Read More
(88)
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2012
Definitely easy and tasty! This does make for a simple weeknight meal. I used lean ground beef and "Taco Seasoning II" from this site and didn't bother with the water just seasoned the beef and browned it. I de-seeded a few plum tomatoes before dicing and used a light Mexican blend cheese. I added some chopped black olives and green onion for a better presentation and cut back on the sour cream and chips using just enough for each salad. To lighten it up a bit I used light sour cream and baked chips... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2012
I tend to want to layer my taco salads with the lettuce on the bottom unless I am using a large taco shell for the base - that said - this is a fine recipe - the nutritional information was a little scary - I didn't use any where near the amount of sour cream, cheese & chips called for. Makes for a nice fast dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2012
We liked it. I used ground chicken instead of beef. Easy to prepare. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2015
Such an easy salad for a quick dinner on a warm night. Cooked my black beans in with my ground beef and didn't need as much water as called for. For a great dressing try the avocado ranch dressing on this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2012
This is a very good quick and simple recipe. It's as healthy as you choose to make it and is very flexible. A keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2012
The whole family really enjoyed this! Added a dallop of spicy avocado sauce from this site. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2015
Very good. I've been making an almost identical taco salad for years that I had adapted from the taco salad that uses Catalina dressing and Doritios. I usually use a homemade taco seasoning for this. We layer the tortilla chips on first crunch them down with our hands and add whatever toppings we desire-I serve them separately. We like the black beans better than kidney beans and I usually have some I've cooked from dried in the freezer. A nice quick relatively cool easy meal during the summer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2018
This is exactly what I've been looking for. Perfect and Yummy! Thank you. Read More
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