Friday, May 30, 2008

Garden Fresh Taco Salad

Garden Fresh Taco Salad
6 servings

1 pound ground beef
1 envelope taco seasoning mix (or use recipe below)
1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
3 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/4 onion, diced
1 cup (4 ounces) cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup (4 ounces) monterrey jack cheese, shredded
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup salsa
crushed tortilla chips

Cook beef; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup water and taco seasoning; simmer. In a large bowl, toss lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cheeses, and beef. In a small bowl combine sour cream and salsa. Pour over salad; sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips and toss. Add extra salsa on each serving if desired. Enjoy!

Homemade Taco Seasoning
to season one pound ground beef

1 teaspoon instant minced onion
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

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