Salad Shakers



Ingredients

Ingredients
1 pound Ground Beef (95% lean)
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 cup water2 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)

Directions

Instructions

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. 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'sTip

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. Cook's Tip: To make single servings, place 1-1/2 cups salad mix, about 2/3 cup beef mixture, 1/4 cup tomato, 2 tablespoons beans, 2 tablespoons corn and 2 tablespoons cheese, if desired, in small bowl with lid. Top with 2 tablespoons dressing; close lid securely. Shake gently to combine. Top with tortilla strips, if desired.