Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
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.
- 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
- 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.
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