Taco Salad with Homemade Seasoning Mix

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 6
Taco Salad with Homemade Seasoning Mix
Health Highlights


1/2 tbsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
3/4 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp Oregano, dried
1/4 tsp Onion powder
454 gm Beef, ground, lean
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper
1 can(s) (15oz) Pinto beans, canned (rinsed and drained)
1 medium Yellow onion
1 medium pepper(s) Green bell pepper
1/2 cup Passata (or crushed tomatoes)
2 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese
1 head Lettuce, romaine (washed and chopped)


In a large sauce pan sauté the beef over medium heat, breaking up with a spatula until no longer pink - approximately 5-7 minutes. Drain off fat in a colander with running water and set aside.

While beef is cooking you can finely chop the onion. Then finely chop the peppers.

In the same pan sauté the onions until they are soft, approximately 5 minutes. Add the chopped green and red peppers and cook another 3 minutes.

Return the meat to the pan along with 4 teaspoons of the taco seasoning mix, rinsed beans and 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes and serve.

Option: set up a make your own salad by adding lettuce to each plate, guests can top with chips, meat mixture, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream and sliced avocados.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 442
Calories from fat 226
Calories from saturated fat 108
Total Fat 25.1 g
Saturated Fat 12.0 g
Trans Fat 0.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.8 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 798 mg
Potassium 940 mg
Total Carbohydrate 26.2 g
Dietary Fiber 7.6 g
Sugars 5.1 g
Protein 32 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.8
Meat Alternative 0.4
Milk Alternative 0.8
Vegetables 3.3

Energy sources


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