Monday, April 27, 2009

Quick And Easy Taco Salad


Are you looking for a dinner your whole family can enjoy? One the children love and may ask for seconds? How about a meal that fits into your budget?

I make a healthier Taco Salad that my family raves about and request a couple times a month. My mother had introduced it to me and I've revamped the recipe to make it my own.

It is very simple to make, filling and delicious!

My recipe creates enough for everyone to have more than one helping and if covered tightly, it can still taste great the next day.

TACO SALAD

*2 Heads Lettuce (Any type of lettuce, I use iceberg a majority of the time due to cost) - Rinsed and cut into pieces, You can use bagged salad mix if preferred

*1 cup shredded cheese

*1 Can kidney beans - Drained

*1-2 Fresh tomatoes cut into chunks

*1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey - Browned and drained (Rinse the meat for less grease)

*1-2 Carrots - Grated

*1 Bag tortilla chips - Smash chips in the bag

*1-2 Large bottles Russian or Catalina salad dressing (1 for the salad mixture, 1 just in case someone loves a bit more)

*Any other salad "fixings" you enjoy

In large mixing bowl, mix ALL ingredients together. That's it! Serve on paper plates to create an even more relaxing meal without several dishes at the end.

Serve with your favorite beverage and enjoy!

2 comments:

elliej on April 28, 2009 at 10:55 AM said...

Your taco salad looks really good and I am going to try it maybe this weekend. I will probably have to get Gary some salsa to go with his however he likes it hot, I don't. I just got my gallbladder removed Friday so I will stick with your recipe. :)

Michele on April 28, 2009 at 12:56 PM said...

Thank you. I'm not sure if Gary likes them but, I LOVE jalapenos and will put them on my salads, taco's, sandwiches (From subway), etc.

I'll post this really good chili recipe that I found in Kraft foods soon, everyone liked it and you use salsa which gives it a great taste and texture.

 

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