Chips and Salsa Taco Salad

Enjoy this taco and pork salad made with chips and salsa – a perfect Mexican dinner ready in 20 minutes.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Salad

3/4
lb. coarse ground pork for chow mein or coarse ground beef for chili
1
medium onion, sliced, separated into rings
2
tablespoons taco seasoning mix (from 1.25-oz. pkg.)
3/4
cup chunky-style salsa
4
cups shredded lettuce
2
cups broken tortilla chips
2
medium tomatoes, chopped
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend or Cheddar cheese (4 oz.)

Dressing

1/2
cup chunky-style salsa
1/4
cup French salad dressing

Garnishes

Sliced or cubed avocado
Sliced ripe olives
Sour cream
Chunky-style salsa
Whole tortilla chips
  • 1 Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add pork and onion; cook over medium heat 7 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Stir in taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup salsa. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated and sauce is of desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine dressing ingredients; blend well. Add meat mixture, lettuce, broken chips and tomatoes; toss to mix. Spoon onto individual serving plates. Sprinkle salads with cheese. Garnish as desired.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    800
    (
    Calories from Fat
    460),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    51g
    51%
    (Saturated Fat
    18g,
    18%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    2220mg
    2220%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    56g
    56%
    (Dietary Fiber
    10g
    10%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    29g
    29%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    60%;
    Vitamin C
    40%;
    Calcium
    35%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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