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Chips and Salsa Taco Salad

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Chips and Salsa Taco Salad
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy this taco and pork salad made with chips and salsa – a perfect Mexican dinner ready in 20 minutes.

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

Directions

  • 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.
Tips  

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 Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
800
(
Calories from Fat
460
)
Daily Value
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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