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Chips and Salsa Taco Salad

Chips and Salsa Taco Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 4
Enjoy this taco and pork salad made with chips and salsa – a perfect Mexican dinner ready in 20 minutes.
Updated November 16, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • Spatter does matter, so cut down on stovetop spatters by topping your skillet with a mesh spatter screen. Unlike a solid lid, the mesh screen allows steam to escape so food fries rather than steams. Look for this handy gadget in discount and department stores.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
800
Calories from Fat
460
Total Fat
51g
78%
Saturated Fat
18g
90%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
2220mg
93%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
Dietary Fiber
10g
40%
Sugars
14g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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