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    Surprisingly Superb Weeknight Taco Salad

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    emtpixie's Note:

    I re-invented the wheel here. I looked at the taco salad in my favorite Mexican restaurant and thought I could make a simpler, healthier, more flavorful version at home. I was also determined to come up with something that is fairly quick to make, especially if you enlist a little help from the rest of the peanut gallery!

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    1. 1
      Brown ground turkey or beef and garlic (minced) in skillet over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Drain any grease away.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile shred the head of lettuce into small pieces and dice tomatoes to desired size.
    4. 4
      When meat and garlic mixture is done, add salt and pepper, stir.
    5. 5
      Break tortilla chips up into desired size and place in individual serving bowls.
    6. 6
      Add desired amount of meat to bowls, followed by desired amounts of lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and salsa.
    7. 7
      Serve and enjoy.
    8. 8
      note: I sometimes use more tomato, but it's really up to your personal taste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 12, 2006


      This was a good meal. I made it for one, though. I mixed the salsa in with the beef, used lite sour cream and added some red onion. Thank you for the tasty dinner! I will make this again! :)

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    • on August 14, 2005


      I used extra ground beef mixture from some beef enchiladas. It had been cooked with onions, cumin, chili powder, garlic and a bit of salsa. I had blue corn chips on hand and added guacamole to the toppings. Loved it. With the leftover meat, it couldn't have been easier.

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    • on July 20, 2005


      Really good, easy weeknight fare. DH started browning the beef for me; he added diced onions, tomatoes, bell pepper. We cut the recipe in half with ease. Left off the chips, but used the chopped tomatoes, cheese & sour cream on top as well as a dollop of fresh guacamole I made by mashing 1 avocado with some lime juice, garlic & minced onion. Very tasty, very filling! Thank you :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Surprisingly Superb Weeknight Taco Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (905 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1267.2
    Calories from Fat 850
    Total Fat 94.4 g
    Saturated Fat 52.4 g
    Cholesterol 376.7 mg
    Sodium 2306.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
    Sugars 10.5 g
    Protein 78.7 g

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