Salad Shakers

Main Ingredient: Black Canyon® Angus Ground Beef
Servings: 4



1 Pound Black Canyon® Angus Ground Beef
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 package (10 to 12 ounces) iceberg or romaine salad mix (lettuce, red cabbage, carrots)
1 cup diced tomato
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed, drained
1/2 cup frozen corn, defrosted, drained
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, (optional)
1/2 cup prepared reduced-fat or fat-free ranch dressing
1/4 to 1/3 cup Crunchy Tortilla Strips (recipe follows) or crushed baked tortilla chips (optional)


  1. Brown Ground Beef with garlic in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef up into 1/2-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings, if necessary. Stir in water, chili powder and cumin; cook and stir 1 minute to blend flavors. Cool slightly.
  2. Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.Place salad mix, beef, tomato, beans, corn and cheese, if desired, in large bowl with lid. Top with dressing; close lid securely or cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Shake gently to combine. Top with tortilla strips, if desired.

    Crunchy Tortilla Strips: Cut 2 corn tortillas in half, then crosswise into ¼-inch-wide strips. Place strips in single layer on baking sheet. Spray tortilla strips lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 4 to 8 minutes at 400ºF or until crisp.

Cook's Tip: You can substitute your favorite dressing for ranch dressing.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition information per serving: 286 Calories; 81 Calories from fat; 9g Total Fat (9 g Saturated Fat; 3 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 3 mg Cholesterol; 568 mg Sodium; 22 g Total Carbohydrate; 4.4 g Dietary Fiber; 29 g Protein; 4.6 mg Iron; 7.3 mg NE Niacin; 0.4 mg Vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg Vitamin B12; 6.2 mg Zinc; 18.2 mcg Selenium.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Dietary Fiber.