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Taco Salad

Taco Salad

The taco salad has to be one of my favourtite salads and yesterday it found a new rival in the form of the bacon double cheese burger salad which was an instant hit! Since the bacon double cheese burger salad only used half of the one pound package of ground beef it was time for the taco salad to strike back at the new challenger! This salad starts out with a tasty taco seasoned ground beef with some onions and garlic thrown in for good measure. You could easy make this salad with leftover meat from taco night but it is definitely worth making some from scratch to enjoy the salad whenever you get the craving for it. Once you have the seasoned ground beef you pretty much just need to make a salad with some of your favourite taco condiments. I usually start out with a bed of lettuce and tomatoes which I top with the beef followed by some black beans, salsa, diced red onions, sliced black olives, creamy avocado, cheddar cheese and sour cream. The final component of any taco salad is a few crumbled tortilla chips to give it the crunchy finish. This certainly is one tasty taco salad and it truly is the salad that eats like a meal!

So, which is better the bacon double cheese burger salad or this taco salad? You decide! :)

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

A salad inspired by the flavours of tacos including seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, cheese and crunchy tortilla chips.

Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Printable Recipe
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 cups lettuce, sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup cheese, shredded
  • 1 handful tortilla chips, crumbled
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minutes.
  4. Add the ground beef and cook draining any grease when done.
  5. Mix in the taco seasoning and water and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Assemble salad and enjoy!

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Anonymous said...

I do a very similiar salad to this...The base is broken corn chips, then the seasoned beef, cheese etc...


SheilaRae the Brave said...

Everything you post looks great and the things I have cooked taste even better! This is my fav food blog!

Elizabeth said...

If it has avocados it must be tasty!

Joanne said...

I like that you don't play man. :P I bet a veg version of this with double the beans would be awesome!

hannah love said...

WOW, this is looks amazing! Time to make it for lunch tomorrow! thank you!

Lisa Tedder said...

Hah! Where would you find a tomato worth eating? I only use cherry or grape tomatoes from the store. Nothing else worth bringing home.

Goodiebag said...

Uhh this one looks so good! xoxo - check out my fashionblog, i have a competition right now!

Rev said...

hey Kevin, this looks fab! please pass on the plate over :)

Jane @ urbanejane. said...

This looks delicious!! I'll definitely have to try this! :)
-a fellow torontonian, jane @

What A Dish! said...

Loved this- thanks! Love your blog; I've made many tasty things from it.

Anula said...

Have to try this one day (soon!). It sounds very delicious :)
Pozdrawiam, Anula.

P.S. Your blog is 'short listed' as one of my favourite ones, on my main page :)

Loveforfood said...

These sounds really good, I would love to give it a try

yerba mate benefits said...

Yum!!This is the same as the guacamole...The only thing that's missing here is the chicken fajitas and mojitos... then get the party started..

Kevin said...

Joanne: A vegetarian bean version would be good!

Greybeard said...

Lisa sure nailed it. Either use a tomato from your garden or the Farmers Market, or the cherry or grape tomatoes from the store.

A good taco salad begs to be served in a baked tortilla shell. The moulds are quite inexpensive and presentation really "kicks it up a notch" to quote a much better chef than I am.

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