Thursday, August 14, 2014

Taco Salad

I love Mexican food, and one of my favourite things to make is taco salad.  I have made it for potlucks and for my bag lunch to take to work.  It is something that you can easily make and one that you can add or subtract whatever you want to make it your own.  Here is my version:

Taco Salad

1 lb ground beef, cooked and crumbled
2 cups corn (frozen or canned)
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 bell pepper, any colour, chopped
2 large tomatoes, chopped (or 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved)
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
250 mL sour cream (or less depending on preferred consistency)
500 mL salsa (or less depending on preferred consistency) (get the fresh stuff in the deli section, not the bottled Old El Paso style stuff)
Tortilla chips or Doritos, broken into small pieces


Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and serve.  Optional, serve sour cream and salsa on the side for people to add their own.  Makes enough for a large crowd, or for a small crowd with lots of leftovers.

Will keep covered in the fridge for a couple of days. Because you're using prepared salsa, it is not necessary to add taco-style spices to the meat, but you can.  Another option is to omit the beef, use shredded chicken breast, or nothing at all for a vegetarian option.  This is very kid friendly too, and they can help dump everything in and mix it. 

E wanted to take a picture of his plate too, and this is what he took:

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