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White plate with romaine lettuce ground beef and shredded cheese with nacho chips

Healthy Taco Salad with Ground Beef and Kidney Beans

This Healthy Taco Salad with Ground Beef and Kidney Beans is perfect for a busy weeknight - packed with protein and healthy carbs. And Doritos for dinner?! Let's eat!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 can kidney beans 15 oz
  • 1 large head romaine, chopped
  • taco chips for serving
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


  • Saute ground beef and onion in the same pan over medium heat. Cook until the meat is cooked through and no longer pink, breaking up with a spatula as you go.
  • If your meat is quite fatty, you can drain some fat at this point.
  • Add beans, ketchup and spices. Combine in the pan and cook on medium for about 10 min. Turning mixture in pan every couple minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove from heat. Serve on a plate of romaine lettuce with some shredded cheese and nacho chips


Makes about 4 cups of taco salad mixture (without the romaine.)
Keyword healthy taco salad, taco salad, taco salad ground beef