Salsa Beef Salad

Salsa Beef Salad

Salsa Beef Salad


Makes 4 to 6 servings


1 pound 95% lean ground beef
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 jalapeño peppers*, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and black pepper
1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped green onions
Juice of 1 lime
1 cup salsa
1 package (12 ounces) corn tortilla chips, broken
Sour cream (optional)


*Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.


  1. Cook and stir ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Drain.
  2. Add beans, jalapeños, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper to skillet. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until heated through. Set aside to cool.
  3. Combine lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and cilantro in large bowl. Top with ground beef mixture, green onions and lime juice. Serve with salsa, corn chips and sour cream.

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