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Quick Summer Recipe: Taco Salad


Do the long hot days of summer leave you wondering what to serve for dinner?  Taco salad can be prepared in 30 minutes and guaranteed to please a hungry family of 6.  It can easily fit in between a long afternoon of swimming and evening sports. Enjoy this recipe!

Taco Salad

1 pound of ground hamburger or turkey meat

1 envelope or reduced sodium taco seasoning

¾ cup of water

1 can of drained black beans optional

1 head of iceberg lettuce or 2-5oz bags of prepared salad greens

2 cups of shredded jalapeno or cheddar cheese

2 cups of tortilla chips slightly crushed

1/3 cup of Catalina salad dressing

Green scallions and sliced black olives optional


Cook meat in a skillet over medium heat for 6-10 minutes until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; and drain of any fat.  Stir in taco seasoning and water; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 4-6 minutes stirring until slightly thickened. Remove from burner and allow to cool.  Toss lettuce and cheese in a large bowl.  Add meat mixture, beans (optional) and chips. Drizzle dressing over the top and toss.  Scallions and olives can be added as a garnish.