Easy Beef Taco Salads

Easy Beef Taco Salads

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


For the beef:

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/4 yellow onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

For the Salad:

  • 6 c Chopped Romaine
  • 1/2 c cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Fresh Jalepeno, sliced
  • Watermelon radish, sliced
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Tortilla chips, for serving (optional)
  • Green onions, for serving
  • Salsa, for serving

CHOLULA LIME DRESSING (OPTIONAL: can also use salsa as dressing)

  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T Cholula Hot Sauce (I used Chili Garlic but the Original is also delicious)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 T fresh lime juice
  • 2 T chopped cilantro


  1. In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and whisk together; set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, add onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the meat and cook, breaking up with the back of your spoon until cooked and no longer pink. Drain any excess grease and add spices.  Stir to combine. 
  4. To assemble the salads, place 2 c chopped romaine into serving bowls, followed by ground beef and toppings of choice.
  5.  Drizzle with dressing, cilantro, green onions, and serve with lime wedges and tortilla chips. 

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