This version of the chain-restaurant favorite has fresh flavors and a healthy nutritional profile. Vary the heat by varying the type of salsa you use. Baked corn tortilla chips and lime wedges are natural accompaniments.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine salsa and sour cream in a large bowl.

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  • Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add beef (or turkey) and cook, stirring often, until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Add tomato, beans, cumin, chili powder and salt; cook, stirring, until the tomato begins to break down, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in cilantro and 2 tablespoons of the salsa mixture.

  • Add lettuce to the remaining salsa mixture and toss to coat. Divide the lettuce between 2 plates, top with the cooked meat and sprinkle with cheese.

Tips

Tips for Two: Refrigerate leftover beans for up to 3 days. Toss with a green salad or into soup for extra protein; mash with garlic powder and chopped fresh herbs for a quick dip.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 10.5g 21% DV; carbohydrates 24.9g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 8.8g 35% DV; sugars 3.8g; fat 8.9g 14% DV; saturated fat 4.1g 21% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 9466.2IU 189% DV; vitamin c 15.2mg 25% DV; folate 190.4mcg 48% DV; calcium 193.4mg 19% DV; iron 3.9mg 22% DV; magnesium 56.6mg 20% DV; potassium 767.7mg 22% DV; sodium 718.4mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 21% DV.

Reviews (11)

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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2018
Used black beans and very hot gourmet salsa. VERY TASTY. Hubby loved it. We are both losing weight and he kept asking me Are you sure about the calories because this is a lot of food and really good? Saved it in Faves and will definitely have it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2013
Yum! I just made this today - Hubby and I cannot get over how tasty it was! I made it with minced turkey and used black beans instead of kidney beans. Everything else was as per recipe. I love finding tasty turkey recipes. This recipe is a keeper - I shall definitely make this again before the month is out. Pros: Tasty - Quick - Healthy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2013
Tasty- added zip I modified this a little to what I had in my fridge. I used ground turkey black beans instead of kidney and added a jalapeno (with seeds) and sprinkley a little queso fresco on the top. Pros: Healthy very filling very easy flexible Cons: none Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2012
Excellent healthy light but filling dinner I doubled the recipe and made it for my family. It was excellent! Everyone loved it. I am a beginner and found this recipe very manageable. Pros: Healthy light filling lots of veggies easy for beginners Cons: Dicing tomatoes chopping onions Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2011
Tasty This recipe was easy and tasty but is about 400 calories when I added up everything at home for my husband and I. Next time I'll leave out the cheese b/c for that small amount it wasn't necessary and adds 110 extra calories. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This is ok... nothing to exceptional. I cant even give anything that could improve but I know that their could be something Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I added avacado with some lime juice and s/p. I also added 1 tsp taco mix while cooking meat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is such an easy meal to just throw together if you are short on time for dinner. It tastes great too but add extra seasoning the recipe does not call for enough!:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
THIS RECEIPE SOUND REALLY GOOK. CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
LOVE IT! I am eating it now and had to share. I cooked it for my very masculine;) boyfriend and I and we both are in love! I used black beans in stead of kidney beans. Highly recommend it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I doubled the recipe for a family of 4 (with 2 teens) and everyone LOVED it! I added a bit of taco seasoning mix to give it more flavour after reading some of the other comments. My kids are picky eaters so I wasn't sure if they'd go for it - but now they want me to make it on a regualar basis. We all really enjoyed it! Read More