Version 7 - Confetti Beef Taco Salad
  • 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings (2 cups lettuce, heaping 3/4 cup beef mixture, 1/4 cup tomatoes, 2 tablespoons cheese, 2 tablespoons pepper, 1 tablespoon onion).
  • Kid-Friendly

Confetti Beef Taco Salad

Your favorite taco flavors and ingredients deconstructed and served on mixed greens. Heart-Check certification does not apply to recipes or links unless expressly stated.


  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion


  • 1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings. Stir in salsa; cook 2 minutes.  Remove skillet from heat; keep warm.

  • 2. Line 4 plates with salad greens. Divide beef mixture among 4 plates. Top beef with cheese, tomato, pepper and onion.  Garnish with olives and dressing, as desired.

  • Test Kitchen Tips Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
    Optional Toppings:  sliced ripe olives, prepared ranch or French dressing.