Lightened-Up Taco Salad

We love taco salad, okay, maybe I am the taco salad lover. I’m too lazy to make all those tacos. My family can eat a ton. I rather put all the same ingredients in a salad and serve it.

This recipe was developed for Babble.com

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Lightened-Up Taco Salad

Ingredients:

2 lbs ground turkey
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 small can tomato paste
1 – 14 oz can tomatoes with green chilies
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried cilantro
1 teaspoon chili powder (for heat, optional)
1 cup water
olive oil

Shredded lettuce
chopped fresh tomato
freshly chopped cilantro
tortilla chips
light sour cream
salsa

Directions:

1. Preheat large skillet. Drizzle with olive oil. Add onions and ground turkey. Brown meat. Add all spices and garlic. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes and add beans, tomato paste and canned tomatoes. Add water and stir well. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 20 – 30 minutes or until thickened.

2. Add tortilla chips to plate, add meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. Top with salsa and light sour cream.

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