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    Blast from the Past Taco Salad

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    40 mins

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    GypsyAnn's Note:

    This is the original taco salad I prepared when it first became popular -- long before packaged taco seasoning mix. I still think it tastes the best! It's very family friendly (if you like it with a bit more kick, just add some diced jalapenos or hot sauce, or use jalapeno jack cheese).

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    1. 1
      Brown ground beef slightly, add chili powder, cumin, garlic and oregano. Continue browning until garlic is soft. Drain any grease; add drained beans; set aside and keep warm.
    2. 2
      In large bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, cheese, lettuce, avocados and Fritos.
    3. 3
      Add ground beef mixture to the bowl and toss.
    4. 4
      Pour your favorite dressing over the salad, or let everyone choose their own.
    5. 5
      Serve while still warm.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 29, 2009


      We loved this! Great flavor and super easy to put together. Some like ranch dressing or even catalina, but I prefer salsa and a small dollop of sour cream. Ranch style is a brand of beans available in Texas and surrounding states which contains tomato sauce and seasonings. If Ranch style beans are not available where you live, try a can of chili beans. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for PAC Spring 2009.

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    • on April 15, 2008


      Perfect taste, looks, and easy! Another plus is that I always have these ingredients on hand (except for the corn chips which was a real treat for us). Thanks GypsyAnn for sharing a wonderful recipe. Made for Spring PAC '08.

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    • on August 04, 2007


      I think most of us have a special Taco Salad recipe that we rely on - we enjoy the variety that one gets by trying a new recipe. We all enjoyed this Taco Salad! Just enough different to make for a new to us salad. Made as posted with Mexican Hot Pepper Sauce on the table for those who wished a bit more kick. Next time around I am so going to have jalapeno jack cheese on hand! Thank you Legal Lady for for your 'Blast From The Past'

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    Nutritional Facts for Blast from the Past Taco Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (341 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 382.7
    Calories from Fat 197
    Total Fat 21.9 g
    Saturated Fat 8.1 g
    Cholesterol 68.9 mg
    Sodium 715.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
    Sugars 7.3 g
    Protein 25.6 g

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    Fritos corn chips

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