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Beef Taco Salad – Delicious and Easy Dinner Recipe

Seasoned beef, black beans, juicy grape tomatoes, creamy avocado and sweet corn,  fresh lettuce, cheese, and crispy tortilla strips are all combined to perfection in this easy Beef Taco Salad recipe.

Seasoned beef, black beans, juicy grape tomatoes, creamy avocado and sweet corn,  fresh lettuce, cheese, and crispy tortilla strips are all combined to perfection in this easy Beef Taco Salad recipe.

Looking for an easy and delicious taco salad recipe? Well, look no further because you’ve found it! This Beef Taco Salad recipe is the absolute best! And it takes so little time to make it.

HOW TO MAKE BEEF TACO SALAD

Did I mention that this taco salad is quick and easy? After browning and seasoning the meat, all you have to do is mix everything together! It rarely gets any easier than that!

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TACO SALAD INGREDIENTS

A good taco salad should always include lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, black beans, cheese, some type of meat or protein, and either tortilla strips, tortilla chips, or an edible taco salad bowl. Salsa, pico de Gallo, sour cream, and an optional salad dressing should be offered on the side.

This Beef Taco Salad has all of that and more! You’ll find a list of ingredients and the full instructions in the printable recipe card below. 🙂

RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

Making this dinner recipe really is quick and easy. The only cooking involved is browning and seasoning the beef. From there, it’s simply mixing ingredients together. From start to finish it takes about 20 to 30 minutes, and then dinner is on the table!

Beef Taco Salad Dinner Recipe

WHAT GOES WELL WITH BEEF TACO SALAD?

While this beef taco salad is pretty much a full meal in itself, it also goes well with lots of side dishes. Your best bet is to look for sides that complement it like sweet corn or this Fiesta Corn Casserole. Rice pilaf or corn and bean salsa would also work well. Another thing you could go with would be Pico De Gallo, which could even double as a dressing, too!

BEEF TACO SALAD PRINTABLE RECIPE

beef taco salad recipe

Beef Taco Salad

Alaina Bullock
Seasoned beef, black beans, juicy grape tomatoes, creamy avocado and sweet corn,  fresh lettuce, cheese, and crispy tortilla strips are all combined to perfection in this easy Beef Taco Salad recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 4 people
Calories 624 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef lean
  • 4 large gluten-free corn tortillas cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup black beans drained, rinsed
  • ½ head iceberg lettuce finely chopped
  • 1 large ripe avocado chopped
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes quartered
  • ½ small red onion diced, small
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn warmed
  • ¾ cup Mexican Blend Cheese finely shredded
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • tsp chipotle powder halved
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with either a Silpat mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat then add the garlic and ground beef. Season with the cumin, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, and 1 teaspoon of chipotle powder, Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to combine.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until the meat is browned, about 8-10 minutes. Be sure to break up the beef into small chunks with a spatula while stirring.
  • While beef is browning, arrange strips of tortilla on the prepared baking sheet. brush lightly with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place in oven until crispy – about 6-8 minutes.
  • Stir the black beans into the skillet with the beef until thoroughly coated with the seasonings. Remove from heat, drain excess fat from skillet, and set aside.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, avocado, corn, tomatoes, and onion. Sprinkle with remaining olive oil, chipotle, and fresh lime juice. Liberally season to taste with black pepper and salt, then toss to combine.
  • To serve, transfer salad to platter and top with the seasoned beef black bean mixture, the Mexican Cheese, and tortilla strips.
Keyword salad, taco
easy dinner recipe

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