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Old 06-15-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
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Taco Salad

Taco Salad

1 # 85% lean ground beef
1 Firm head of lettuce
1 or 2 tomatoes
3 Bunches of green onions
1 Brick of Monterey Jack Cheese
1 Brick Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 Package of Taco Seasonings OR See Below
1 Good size bunch of Cilantro
1 Bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos
Adobo to taste

Prepare the meat

Brown the hamburger (Just brown, do not overcook)
When it is brown, add the taco seasonings.
Mix it well.
Dump it all into a colander to drain as much oil as possible.

Prepare the rest of the ingredients

Cube the tomatoes in about cubes put in a big bowl.
Slice the Green onions and put in the bowl.
Chop the cilantro and put in the bowl
Sprinkle some Adobo on it (lightly) and mix it all up.
Cut the lettuce in half and thinly slice half of the head.
Crosscut the lettuce to easily eaten pieces and put it in the bowl.
Mix it all up
Shred 3/3 a brick of Monterey Jack into the bowl.
Mix well Take care the Monterey Jack clumps.
Shred 2/3 a brick of the cheddar into the bowl.
Mix well
Dump in the meat and mix well.

Just before serving

Crush to of the bag of Doritos into the bowl and mix well

I serve it that way with dressings on the side. I like Italian vinegar & Oil

Taco Seasoning

<H2 style="BACKGROUND: white; MARGIN: auto 0in">INGREDIENTS

  • 6 teaspoons chili powder
  • 5 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

This has a pretty good bang to it, You can change the amount of chili powder in it to taste. I used it as is, because the cheese will moderate the heat of the seasonings.



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Old 06-15-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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I make taco salad a lot - I absolutely LOVE it!

Thanks for the reminder, Adillo!

Lee
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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Yummy!!! Thanks!!!
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:45 PM   #4
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Sounds great! We measure ingredients alike.
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:00 PM   #5
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I, too, love Taco Salad! I add lots of diced avocado or a big scoop of guacamole to mine! YUM! Thanks for mentioning it -- I'll be making it soon!
(Also, thanks for the recipe for the taco seasoning. I think it sounds better than the seasoning you buy in the packet at the grocery store.)
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:58 PM   #6
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Cool, love taco salad thanks!
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:10 PM   #7
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I've been avoiding this thread because I've been craving a taco salad for a month or so.
Great. Now I may have to act on my craving.
Thanks!!!
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:14 PM   #8
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Yea, hard to keep a diet on this site aint it? Kinda like swearing off chocolate then moving into a chocolate factory to live....
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Or bread and getting a job in a bagel store.......
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:23 PM   #10
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Oh, that you can just feel free to send to me!! I could eat bagels all day long, I shouldn't, but I could!
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