Thursday, May 7, 2009

Zesty Beef & Bean Taco Salad

This dish is super healthy; only 347 calories/serving, 5 grams of sat fat! It tastes awesome and is very filling. I actually added some slices of banana peppers which went great with the flavor.
3/4 cup lean ground beef
1-1/2 cups pinto beans (no salt added)
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup salsa, divided
1 Tbsp. lime juice (or juice from 2 limes)
1-1/2 cups shredded lettuce (I used baby spinach leaves)
1/2 chopped avocado
1 small chopped tomato
1/4 cup red-onion strips
Baked tortilla strips/crushed baked tortilla chips
1 In large skillet, cook beef over med heat. Drain well and return to pan. Mix in beans, chili powder, salt, and pepper; cook for 1 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup salsa and heat through.
2 Mixtogether remaining salsa and lime juice; set aside. Divide lettuce among serving bowls. Add meat mixture, avocado, tomato, red onion, and salsa mixture. Finish by topping with a handful of tortilla strips. Yield: 4 servings.