Taco Salad

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Taco Salad

This mixture is great leftover – make the recipe for dinner and have some for lunch in a wrap the next day.
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup diced bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ½ jalapeno pepper finely chopped (optional)
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast or 90-95% lean ground beef
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp hot sauce Cholula brand recommended
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup corn kernels
  • 2 cups baby spinach or chopped Swiss chard
  • 2 Tbsp chopped scallions
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 8 cups chopped lettuce
  • ¼ cup shredded lowfat cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup light sour cream
  • 16 tortilla chips crushed
  • Lime wedges


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion, peppers and celery; season with salt and sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and turkey or beef and cook until meat is browned.
  • Add cumin and chili powder – mix to combine.
  • Stir in hot sauce, ketchup, barbecue and hoisin sauces.
  • Sprinkle mixture with flour and mix well to incorporate.
  • Allow flour to cook for 1-2 minutes and then add chicken broth.
  • Continue to stir and cook for 2-3 minutes as sauce thickens (if mixture appears too dry, add more broth).
  • Stir in black beans, corn and spinach; cook for an additional 2 minutes until heated through and spinach is wilted.
  • Turn off heat, add scallions and parsley.
  • Serve over lettuce topped with cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips and freshly squeezed lime juice.


Calories: 365kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 37gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 650mgFiber: 6g
Keyword healthy taco salad, taco salad
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