Beef taco

Easy Beef Taco Salads

This salad is a classic; delicious and easy to bring to the table, it makes a great lunch or dinner any time of year.

  • Total Time 30 Minutes
  • Spice Level Mild
  • Servings 6
  • Ingredients 11


Taco Salads
125ml soured cream
100g Old El Paso™ Thick 'N' Chunky Salsa
1 pack Old El Paso™ Garlic & Paprika Seasoning Mix for Tacos
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
450g beef mince
150ml water
225g mixed shredded salad leaves (such as romaine and iceberg)
1 tin (425g) Old El Paso™ Black Beans, drained and rinsed
100g Double Gloucester cheese, grated
2 large tomatoes, halved, deseeded and chopped
To Serve
Tortilla chips

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1. Mix the soured cream, salsa and 2 teaspoons of the taco seasoning mix in a small bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator whist making the salad.
2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the mince and fry for 5-6 minutes, stirring all the time until browned all over. Stir in the rest of the taco seasoning mix and water and cook for a further10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beef is cooked through and most of the liquid has evaporated.
3. Divide the lettuce between 6 serving plates. Top each with some of the beef mixture, black beans, grated cheese and diced tomato. Serve with the soured cream dressing and with tortilla chips on the side.


  • If you love dressing on every bite, toss all the salad ingredients together in a big bowl--then toss with the dressing.
  • Replace the beef mince with vegetarian mince for a meat-free version.