Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a pretty good "entree" salad, originally given to me by my boss's wife about 25 years ago. Just make sure the meat and cheese sauce are hot and the lettuce and tomatoes are cold.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Crumble and brown meat well in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Drain excess grease, and add green pepper, onion, granulated garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook a few more minutes, and add chili powder and cumin.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt cheese over low heat.
  5. Stir in tomatoes with green chilies, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. In a large bowl, layer in the following order, lettuce, tomatoes, chips, hot meat mixture, and hot cheese mixture.
  7. Toss at the table, and serve immediately.

Reviews

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My friend was describing a taco salad that her mom used to make and this sounded just like it, so I made it for her. She said it was exactly like she remembered it. I used ground turkey and for simplicity I just used a packet of taco seasoning (I am 8 months pregnant with 2 small children & didn't feel like chopping or measuring). Next time I will add the onions, garlic and peppers, but it was still great! My friend chopped up fresh tomatoes, avacodo and green onions and we threw them in before tossing. Because it makes so much we made idividual bowls and tossed them and now I have left overs without soggy lettuce. Thanks for a great recipe I am having it for lunch today!

HeidiSue February 10, 2006

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