San Antonio Salad


A wonderful 'Heart of Texas' salad that makes a great meal! Seasoned ground beef, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, pinto beans are just starters!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can pinto beans

  • 2 tomatoes, cubed

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 (12 ounce) package corn tortilla chips, broken

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (Optional)

  • ½ cup chopped green onion (Optional)

  • 1 cup salsa (Optional)


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef. Season with chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Remove from heat when beef is cooked through.

  2. In a large salad bowl, toss together the lettuce, tomato, Cheddar cheese, cilantro and pinto beans with their juice. Mix in the ground beef and corn chips. Toss in the jalapeno, green onion, and salsa, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

674 Calories
38g Fat
58g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 674
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 1043mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 349mg 27%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 963mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.