Buffalo Ranch Taco Salad

Buffalo Ranch Taco Salad on a blue plate

This Buffalo Ranch Taco Salad is great to replace your shelled favorites on Taco Tuesday…or pretty much any night of the week. You can eat it warm or let it cool in the fridge.


  • 1 pound 80% lean ground beef
  • 1 ounce taco seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 4 ounces ranch dressing
  • 2 ounces buffalo sauce
  • 46 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped (optional)
  • 4 ounces Mexican cheese, shredded


  • Brown ground beef in skillet
  • Add minced garlic while browning beef
  • Once browned, stir in taco seasoning and water
  • Bring to a boil; then simmer for 5 minutes
  • Allow beef to cool
  • In a large bowl, combine beef, lettuce, onion, tomato, cheese, hot sauce and ranch. Toss until evenly coated.
  • Serve immediately. Alternatively, this can be eaten cold from the fridge.


Keywords: Keto Lunch, Keto Meal, Low Carb Meal, Low Carb Lunch