Taco Salad with Spiced Beef Patties

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 hearts romaine lettuce, chopped

2 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped

3/4 cup frozen fire-roasted corn, thawed

1 cup pico de gallo, undrained

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 pound 85% lean ground beef

1 tablespoon taco seasoning

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup sour cream

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup tortilla strips


  1. Toss the lettuce, tomatoes, corn, 3/4 cup pico de gallo and the vinegar in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Divide among plates or shallow bowls.
  2. Shape the ground beef into four 4-inch-wide patties and season both sides with the taco seasoning and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook, turning once, until well browned, 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. Top each salad with 1 beef patty. Drizzle any juices from the skillet over the patties. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup pico de gallo and dollop with the sour cream. Sprinkle with the cheese and tortilla strips.