- 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.
- 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.
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.