Lightened-Up Taco Salad

We love taco salad, okay, maybe I am the taco salad lover. I’m too lazy to make all those tacos. My family can eat a ton. I rather put all the same ingredients in a salad and serve it.

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Yield: Serves 4

Lightened-Up Taco Salad

5.00 stars (3 reviews)


2 lbs ground turkey
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 small can tomato paste
1 – 14 oz can tomatoes with green chilies
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried cilantro
1 teaspoon chili powder (for heat, optional)
1 cup water
olive oil

Shredded lettuce
chopped fresh tomato
freshly chopped cilantro
tortilla chips
light sour cream


1. Preheat large skillet. Drizzle with olive oil. Add onions and ground turkey. Brown meat. Add all spices and garlic. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes and add beans, tomato paste and canned tomatoes. Add water and stir well. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 20 – 30 minutes or until thickened.

2. Add tortilla chips to plate, add meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. Top with salsa and light sour cream.

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