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Mexican Layer Dip Salad

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 6

Colorful layers of lettuce, olives, tomatoes, peppers, beans, cheese, tortilla chips, beef and sour cream served in a trifle bowl. ...MORE+ LESS-

Hungry Happenings Hungry Happenings
August 16, 2016

Ingredients

1 1/4
pounds ground beef sirloin
Pinch of salt and pepper
1
packet Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning mix
1
cup water
10
cups torn lettuce
1 1/2
cups sliced black olives
1
pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
2
cups diced orange, red, or yellow peppers
1
can (15 ounces) Progresso™ black beans, rinsed and drained
2
cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2
cups tortilla chips
1
cup sour cream

Steps

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  • 1
    Season ground beef with salt and pepper. Cook in skillet over medium high heat until well browned. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until most of the liquid evaporates.
  • 2
    In a large trifle bowl, use two thirds of the torn lettuce to create your base layer. Follow with sliced black olives and two thirds of the halved tomatoes. Top with remaining lettuce.
  • 3
    Next, layer on the chopped peppers, followed by the black beans and shredded cheese. Arrange tortilla chips around the top edge of the bowl. Break remaining chips into small pieces and sprinkle over the salad. Top with hot taco meat. Garnish with sour cream, plus additional cheese and tomatoes as desired.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
Calories from Fat
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
57%
Saturated Fat
17g
83%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
115mg
39%
Sodium
1090mg
45%
Potassium
850mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
9g
39%
Sugars
7g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • For everyone who’s ever wanted to just eat dip for dinner.

    Add some flair to your dinner tonight by making this Mexican Layer Salad. The layers of brightly colored vegetables, cheese, beans and meat, turn this ordinary meal into a fiesta. So, let’s get the party started.

    First, make your taco meat. That’s easy enough.

    While the beef is simmering in that yummy Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, chop, tear, shred, and slice all the remaining salad ingredients.

    Then begin layering about two thirds of the lettuce, and all the black olives and tomatoes.

    Next, just to add a nice pop of color, layer the rest of the lettuce then top that with your peppers and black beans. If you want, you can heat the black beans before adding them in the salad.

    Toss on the cheese and arrange the tortilla chips around the top edge of your trifle bowl, just to make the dish extra pretty.

    Finally, top with the hot taco meat. Add a dollop of sour cream and some tomato slices as garnish, if you’d like, then serve with the remaining sour cream.

    Now sit back and enjoy your fiesta (for dinner).

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