Monday, October 12, 2015

Taco Salad

Taco Salad is one of those dishes that is good all year round.

In the summer I love using garden fresh tomatoes and lettuce.

It is an easy make ahead dish to take to reunions or cook-outs, any time of year.

I have even served it at buffet style get togethers.

It's a great way to sneak some beans into those picky eaters...smoosh them into the hamburger mixture with a potato masher. ;-)

My youngest daughter loves to cook!

Her specialty is anything taco(ish)...
Taco Salad
Taco Dip
Original Tacos

You get the point ;-)

In addition to the beans, it is full of other delicious (and good for you) ingredients.

We seem to mix it up every time...
different lettuces, different cheeses, and have used refried beans instead of black beans.

Recipe for Taco Salad
1 pound ground beef, cooked
1 onion
1 package taco seasoning
1 can black beans
sour cream (enough to cover hamburger mixture)
lettuce, shredded
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
tomatoes, diced

Fry ground beef and onion until meat is no longer pink.
Remove from heat.
Add taco seasoning and stir.
Add black beans, smashing them into meat mixture with a potato masher.
Spread meat mixture into a 9 x 13 dish.
Spread sour cream onto meat mixture (like icing a cake).
Add shredded lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

This taco salad is delicious served with the meat warm OR refrigerated and ate cold later.

Happy Monday!

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  1. ;-) I snuck it in their, but not in the 'recipe'. Both are delicious!

  2. This looks delicious and perfect for a potluck or dinner! I can't wait to try it. Have a great week!

  3. This recipe brings up good memories. I used to eat taco salad very regularly. But then I stopped somehow. Thank you for such a delicious and healthy recipe. This will make is a great addition to my menu. Mashing beans sounds like a great way to diversify the dish or add beans to other meals.


  4. I adore Mexican food and this looks like a delicious recipe that I will definitely be trying out! I make taco salad but a bit differently. The addition of the black beans is a great idea. Have a nice week!

  5. Yum -- l love these flavors, and I'll have to try it! :)

  6. I love your idea of incorporating the beans into the meat mixture! This looks delicious!


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