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Easy Black Bean Taco Salad

Rated as 4.47 out of 5 Stars

"Perfect for busy nights! My family asks for this weekly. Optional add-ins: sliced avocado, guacamole, and black olives."
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35 m servings 1039
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. Place black beans into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. 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.


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  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1039 calories; 58.6 83.7 47.2 144 2128 Full nutrition

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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'...

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 a...

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 li...

We liked it. I used ground chicken instead of beef. Easy to prepare. Will make again.

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 dressi...

The whole family really enjoyed this! Added a dallop of spicy avocado sauce from this site. YUM!

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!

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 fo...

This is exactly what I've been looking for. Perfect and Yummy! Thank you.