Monday, September 12, 2011

taco salad.

Taco Salad.

1. 1 lb. ground beef
2. taco seasoning (my recipe is at the end of this post.)
3. 6 - 10 in. flour tortillas
4. 15 oz. can dark red kidney beans; drained and rinsed
5. 2 medium tomatoes; diced
6. 2 medium avocados; pitted, peeled, and diced
7. 1 medium green pepper
8. can of large black olives; halved
9. shredded cheddar
10. sour cream
11. oil based dressing

1. First make the tortilla bowls. Lightly brush 1 side of the tortilla with a small amount of water.  Coat 6 small oven safe bowls with nonstick cooking spray.  Press tortillas, coated side up, into bowls. Place a ball of aluminum foil into each tortilla cup.  Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 mins. Let cool.
Mine didn't come out great; but you get the idea.

2. In a medium saucepan cook ground beef, until beef is brown.  Drain off fat.  Add taco seasoning and 1/3 cup water. Let simmer 5 mins. Stir in kidney beans. Simmer 10 mins.
3. Layer your salad in the tortilla cups. Beef, then your veggies, cheese, and sour cream. Then top with your favorite dressing. I used:  Wish-Bone® Superfruit Berry Vinaigrette

It was so tasty.

As promised, my taco seasoning recipe; so you don't have to use a packet seasoning anymore.

Taco Seasoning:
Combine the following:

1. 1 tbsp chili powder
2. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
3. 1/4 tsp onion powder
4. 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
5. 1/4 tsp oregano
6. 1/2 tsp paprika
7. 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
8. 1 tsp sea salt


Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

I think I'll make this for dinner tonight! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Natalie said...

This looks delicious! Just linked up to you on my Facebook page! Thanks for commenting on my guest blogger today!