Recipe Monday: Taco Salad

I realize this is a basic EASY recipe, but in case you have never made taco salad- it is so easy and really yummy- and I love that you don’t have to use salad dressing with taco salad. Everyone in my house has been sick lately, so I am lacking inspiration for my Sunday cooking, I will have to get back on that soon! So this is really more of a “dinner inspiration” than a recipe!

Here is what I do: TACO SALAD

  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
    (make beef as suggested)
  • 1 bag of lettuce (or cut your own- I use Romaine)
  • 1/2-1 can of corn (make sure to check ingredients, some cans sneak lots of salt and some sugar in- if you like a touch of spice, get mexican corn)
  • chopped carrots (as many as you like)
  • chopped celery
  • chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans rinsed (I like low sodium, I also like to warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds)
  • crushed fritos (optional, I also like Triscuit Thin Crisps crushed)
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • guacamole (package or fresh if you find ripe avocados)
  • sour cream (dollop)
  • salsa (I like my salsa [HERE] any salsa you like works)

Put lettuce in the bowl (I like to use kitchen scissors and chop it up really small for the girls), add corn, carrots, celery, tomatoes. Add beef and beans then cheese (the cheese melts over the warm beef and beans), add some guacamole, sour cream and salsa- stir all together (no need for dressing, the guac, cream and salsa add plenty of moisture) crumble fritos on top (or tortilla chips or triscuits) and serve!

Happy Monday!

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