Recipe by JoAnn
Posted in response to a request. Have not tried this recipe but it sounds easy and tasty. I would definitely add the chili powder or taco seasoning though.
Top Review by **Tinkerbell**
Excellent base recipe for taco salad with the flexibility to make it as spicy or mild as you like. I scaled it down to feed 4 and used a 10 oz can of Mild Rotel tomatoes with green chilies in place of the green chilies called for. The extra canned tomatoes made up for not having fresh ones on hand. I browned the beef, garlic and the onions together, then added 2-1/2 teaspoons of the seasoning mix from Recipe #327486 and a 1/4 cup of water to the drained beef mixture; simmered until the liquid was reduced and then proceeded with the recipe. The seasoning mix is one of our favorites for tacos and that combined with the Rotel added a nice spicy kick to this recipe. Thanks for posting, JoAnn! :) Made & Enjoyed for the BB Tag Game. http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=323225
- 6 lbs ground beef
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 6 (4 ounce) canschopped green chilies, drained
- 6 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, drained
- 3 (16 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 6 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 2 heads lettuce, shredded
- 3 (8 ounce) packagesshredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 3 cups onions, chopped
- 3 (8 ounce) cartons sour cream
- 1 1⁄2-2 lbs tortilla chips (and/or taco salad shells)
- taco sauce
Directions See How It's Made
- In large skillet, cook ground beef and garlic until meat is no longer pink.
- Drain fat.
- Stir in chiles, tomatoes, kidney beans, salt and pepper (and chili powder or taco seasoning if using).
- Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
- Arrange tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, onion and sour cream in separate serving bowls.
- Place tortilla chips, lettuce and meat mixture in serving dishes alongside toppings and allow guests to assemble their own salads.