Ground Beef Taco Salad

Ground Beef Taco Salad

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


4 people

Try this simple-to-make south of the border meal for your next family dinner. Don’t worry if your family or kids aren’t into spicy dishes, you can always remove the salsa to make it impossible for anyone to say no!

Karen Pavone from Cooking Guru shows how simple and fast this meal can be prepared on her latest episode, here.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon organic taco seasoning blend
  • 1 head of Romaine lettuce (bottom removed), leaves washed and cross-cut into thin strips
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups grated, packaged Mexican blend or pepper jack cheese
  • Prepared fresh salsa—add to taste
  • 1 large ripe avocado, quartered and cut into small chunks.
  • Sour Cream


  • 1 Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • 2 Add chopped onion and cook until softened—about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 3 Add ground beef, breaking into small pieces with a utensil. Allow beef to cook and brown lightly with the onion, continuing to break up into small chunks, until no longer pink—about 5 minutes.
  • 4 Stir in taco seasoning, mix to blend, and remove from heat. Drain any excess oil and set aside.
  • 5 Assemble 4 dinner plates with a mound of romaine lettuce in the center of each plate.
  • 6 Top with 2 large serving spoons of seasoned warm beef/onion mixture.
  • 7 Sprinkle 1/4 to 1/3 cup shredded cheese on top of beef.
  • 8 Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of salsa over cheese.
  • 9 Top with 1/4 avocado per serving and 2 to 3 tablespoons sour cream.


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