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Turkey & Pinto Bean Salad with Salsa Ranch

One of the first restaurants I ate at after moving to Oklahoma City in 2012 was Texadelphia.

There was once a few different locations of Texadelphia in OKC, but now there is only one left in Bricktown.

That’s the one I went to when I first moved here.

Texadelphia is a Philly cheesesteak place with a Texas/Tex-Mex twang to it. They have the BEST chicken Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, but they also have things like a burger drowning in queso and jalapeno beef sandwiches.

One of the best things there, though, is free: their salsa ranch. If you get a basket of chips and salsa, swing by the condiment bar and fill up a little cup of the salsa ranch. It’s absolutely fantastic.

This core memory was sparked the other day when I opened up my pantry to see what ingredients I had to make a salad. I spotted my salsa sitting next to a packet of ranch and knew I had to try and make Texadelphia’s salsa ranch.

It paired perfectly with this taco seasoned-turkey and pinto bean salad.


Turkey & Pinto Bean Salad with Salsa Ranch

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A spicy, taco-seasoned-turkey salad with pinto beans, cheese, peppers and a zesty salsa ranch dressing.


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 (1 oz) pkg taco seasoning
  • 1 TBS. olive oil
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (.40 oz) pkg restaurant-style buttermilk ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • Directions

    1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add turkey and cook, crumbling with a spoon, until browned. Stir in taco seasoning, tomatoes, and pinto beans. Cook over medium low heat for 4-5 minutes or until beans are cooked through.
    2. Make the dressing: in a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, salsa, and ranch dressing mix. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    3. Make the salad: top chopped romaine with cheese, bell peppers, turkey mix and salsa ranch dressing.

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