VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1/3 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 teaspoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
- Dash hot pepper sauce
- 3 cups torn romaine
- 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/3 cup crumbled baked tortilla chip scoops (about 10 scoops)
- 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
- 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, drained
- 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
- 1/3 cup each chopped green, sweet red and yellow pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- In a small nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, taco seasoning and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
- Divide beef mixture between two plates. Layer with romaine, beans, tortilla chips, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, peppers and onion. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Beef Taco Salad in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p55