Recipe: Perfect Taco Salad

Taco Salad. All the standard taco salad fixings (ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes and onion) are chopped and tossed together with two kinds of cheese, purple kidney beans, Thousand Island dressing and a generous helping of corn chips to create a kaleidoscopic party-pleaser. Brown ground beef and taco seasoning. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and drain excess fat.

When ground beef is cold, place in a large bowl and add all remaining ingredients. This colorful entree combines popular taco ingredients—minus the ground beef. And you won't miss the meat at all! You can make Taco Salad using 14 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Taco Salad

  1. It’s 1 Lb. of Ground Beef (90/10).
  2. You need 1/2 head of Iceburg Lettuce.
  3. It’s 1/2 of Avocado 🥑.
  4. You need 1 of Campari Tomato 🍅.
  5. You need 1/2 C of Corn (optional).
  6. You need 2 TBS. of Cilantro.
  7. Prepare 1/4 C of Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
  8. You need of Salsa of your choice (I make my own).
  9. It’s 2 TBS. of Sour Cream.
  10. Prepare 1/4 of Serrano Pepper (optional).
  11. You need of Taco Seasoning.
  12. It’s of Garlic Powder.
  13. Prepare of Salt.
  14. It’s of Pepper.

I top each serving with a creamy guacamole dressing, crunchy corn chips and cheese. —Kimberly Dray, Pflugerville, Texas. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the black beans and stir gently to combine. Taco salads are often mistakenly considered healthy by virtue of being called a salad.

Taco Salad step by step

  1. Season ground beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and taco seasoning. Cook in Skillet, breaking it up..
  2. Chop lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro, add to a big bowl. Add shredded cheese and diced avocado. (Add serrano and corn if adding) I just used frozen corn and microwaved it for a minute with a little butter and salt..
  3. When ground beef is done, transfer to a plate to cool, then add to the rest of the ingredients..
  4. Mix salsa with sour cream to use as a dressing. Add to the bowl of everything and mix together. Enjoy :).

In reality, beef, cheese, dressing and tortilla chips do add extra calories and carbs. However, if you are following a healthier diet and still love to indulge in the occasional taco salad, take heart! Taco salad is one of the ultimate weeknight recipes. When there's not much time to make something taco salad is a great option, especially this version which uses ground beef (no dicing up chicken or beef), bottled salsa to add lots of flavor without the prep, and pre-shredded cheese. Stir seasoning into the ground beef until combined.

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