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Southwestern BLT Taco Salad

The best of both worlds—BLTs and tacos in one sensational salad!

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
2/3
cup water
1/2
cup southwest ranch sour cream dip
1/2
cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1/2
cup chopped precooked bacon
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
4
plum (Roma) tomatoes, each cut into 8 pieces
1
bag (10 oz) ready-to-eat romaine lettuce
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup chili cheese-flavored corn chips

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered 2 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is absorbed.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix sour cream dip and salsa. Stir in beef mixture, bacon and olives. Gently fold in tomatoes and lettuce.
  • 3 Divide salad among 4 individual plates. Sprinkle with cheese and chips. Serve immediately.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered 2 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is absorbed.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix sour cream dip and salsa. Stir in beef mixture, bacon and olives. Gently fold in tomatoes and lettuce.
  • 3 Divide salad among 4 individual plates. Sprinkle with cheese and chips. Serve immediately.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

In place of the southwest ranch sour cream dip, use 1/2 cup of sour cream mixed with 1 to 2 teaspoons of Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix.

Using precooked bacon slices saves prep time; look for it in the grocery store's meat department.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
320),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
1790mg
1790%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.