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02 August 2011

Easy Taco Salad

This recipe is from my friend Vicki.  She first made it for me ages ago, when she was recuperating at my house after breaking her leg.  I like to tell people she broke her leg saving a baby goat from a burning dumpster, but really, she was just walking across the road and fell.  My way sounds much more dramatic, don't you think?

Here's the recipe: 

Cut up your lettuce and mix with Italian dressing.  This is your bottom layer.
Top this with a layer of corn chips.
Next, add your taco meat.
Then in whatever order you choose add:
Green onions
Whatever makes your salad happy.
Top it all with a little bit of sour cream.


Here's how I make it an even easier dish. 
I put my very lean ground beef or turkey in the crock pot without browning it.
Then, I add my taco seasonings and mix. 

The key is lean meat - otherwise you'll have a greasy mess when you get home.

I do have to use my potato masher to break it up when it's done, but I can have taco's without any added time when I have to work.

If I prechop my veggies, I can have dinner on the table after work in less than 10 minutes.  Even with chopping, I can do it in less than 20.  Not too bad.

Love it!


Cessna said...

You need to give me cooking lessons!!

Charli said...

Or you can just come over and eat!

vicki pyles said...

Thanks for the shout out and the dumpster story. I am sticking to it. It has worked for me for the last 11 yrs. ;-)

Charli said...

Well, it is a great dumpster story. And you know we love the salad.