Saturday, July 14, 2007

Taco Salad











Serves: 4-6

Salad
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 pkg (1.25 oz.) dry taco seasoning
1 large head of lettuce, chopped (we prefer iceberg)
2 or 3 tomatoes, chopped
4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 can sliced olives
1 large avocado
1 bag of tortilla chips, crushed

Dressing
1/2 c. salad oil
2 T. sugar
1/3 c. ketchup
1/4 c. vinegar
1 t. salt
1 t. paprika
1/2 t. dry mustard
2 t. grated onion (fresh or dry)
1 clove garlic, minced or 1/4 t. garlic powder
2 t. taco seasoning (from packet)

Brown meat in a skillet, drain grease and add the taco seasoning (less the 2 teaspoons for the dressing). Place lettuce in a large bowl; top with tomato, olives, avocado, meat and cheese. In a salad shaker or bowl with a lid, combine all dressing ingredients and mix well. Crush tortilla chips over salad and toss with dressing. Enjoy!

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Tips: We prefer to put the tortilla chips over our individual salads. That way if there are leftovers the chips are not soggy the next day. Also, I know the dressing sounds funny but it is what makes the salad! Check out Kitchen Stewardship for more homemade dressing recipes. I also shared this recipe at Harrigan Howdy's Recipe Share Party.

Recipe from my friend Eileen G.

2 comments:

Kitchen Stewardship said...

Have you ever tried the dressing with honey instead of sugar, and EVOO as the oil? Any other oil is not so good for you and not worth the time of making your own dressing, IMO.

Thank you so much for linking up!

:) Katie

Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

Ok. Now I know what's for dinner tonight!! That dressing especially looks yummy. :) Thank you for sharing this recipe at the Recipe Share Party.

Blessings!
-Sarah

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