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SIMPLE & SKINNY GROUND BEEF TACO SALAD

November 11, 2015

Oh the life of a foodie! When you love food, it's very difficult not to gain weight. I've personally put on a few pounds these last few months with the vacationing, holidays coming around, & everything in between. It's time to lighten things up a little so I look good in my little black dress for New Years! Here's a salad I could eat everyday! It's very light and easy to make, making healthy eating really simple!

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded

  • 2 tomatoes, diced

  • 1/2 jalapeno (more or less depending on your preference), finely diced

  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced

  • 1 lb lean ground beef

  • 1 pack spicy taco seasoning

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1/4 cup salsa of your choice (I use Pace Chunky Salsa)

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • Optional Toppings: favorite hot sauce, cilantro, sour cream, tortilla chips, etc.

Directions:

  1. Prepare lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños, & onions and place in a salad bowl.

  2. In a pan, add a little olive oil and meat. Cook till browned & cooked through.

  3. Add taco seasoning and about a 1/4 cup water. Mix well so that all the meat is evenly covered. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes so that some water evaporates making a thick sauce.

  4. Add 3/4 of the lemon juice and mix it in.

  5. Add the salsa and mix it in. Let simmer for another 2 minutes and remove from heat.

  6. In a separate pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and add in corn. When corn thaws, add remaining 1/4 of the lemon juice. Saute till corn is cooked. Remove from heat.

  7. Mix the corn into the meat mixture so all the sauce covers the corn as well.

  8. Put the meat & corn mixture on salad ingredients and toss. Top with favorite toppings and enjoy! (I just added hot sauce on mine!)

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #EATDRINKPLAYLA. I'd love to see how yours turned out!

 

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