Thursday, July 22, 2010

Taco Salad Recipe *Edited to Add*

*For those who have already read this, please note I forgot a KEY ingredient, doh! Last night my hubby read my post and said "where are the chips?" I cannot believe I forgot to put those in!!! So... see below....*

Despite that we love tacos and we love salad, and Tim often gets taco salads when we're out to eat, we never really thought about doing it ourselves. Then one year his VP brought a taco salad to one of their events, and we fell in love. Today I present to you our taco salad recipe.

Thank you VP guy Bill!

We prefer ground turkey over ground beef now that we've seen the health benefits... and once you switch, after a couple of times you'll find yourself enjoying it so much more and not feeling like it's just clogging your arteries right away!

Brown the meat

Add your favorite taco seasoning {or for the adventurous ones, make your own taco seasoning}

Add water {we just fill up the seasoning packet with water twice and dump that in; I have no idea how much it equals out to}

Boil off the water until you have yummy-smelling, cooked-up, taco-seasoned ground turkey

Meanwhile, tear up half to 3/4ths a head of iceberg lettuce, cut up 1 large tomato, and add 1 1/2 cups cheddar or colby jack shredded cheese

*Edited to add* Crush up 1/4 to 1/2 regular size bag of bite size tortilla chips and add them *

Pour the hot meat on top and add dressing

Our preference for this salad is Western Fat Free dressing. I'm sure you could probably try another red French-type dressing, but I can't promise how it'll taste. Unfortunately for your sake, we eye-ball it. I normally hate when people tell me that because I'm horrible at it, but there's no other way to really say it for salad. It's your preference. Add a few glops of it, stir it around, see how it covers things, and add more to your heart's desire. For us, we add some, and then leave the rest on the side. Tim prefers more dressing than I do.

Stir and serve immediately while still warm.

Apparently when you are stirring you need to make silly faces to help it come out right. Give it a whirl, you never know.

Okay... so it looks and tastes way better than this picture turned out.



Sherah said...

Oh YUM. Yum. Yum! So, next get-together we have, how about you bring the brownies AND the taco salad?! :)

Lynda Young said...

In summer my husband and I make tacos a lot. I love your recipe though.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

We use fat-free Italian dressing when we make ours. I wouldn't have noticed you didn't put the chips in, because we use ours to 'dip' the taco salad out of our bowls. We also add one can of chili beans (mild).