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Friday, August 20, 2010

five ingredient fridays: traditional taco salad

there are those traditional meals that just always taste good. taco salad is one of those for me. i like it just the way we've all always made it. and it's a great summer meal - fast and cool!

traditional taco salad
romaine lettuce
1/2 to 1 lb lean ground beef - cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning (or garlic, cumin and chili powder)
black olives
light ranch dressing (i love kroger brand at Smith's -super cheap too!)

other delicious, but optional ingredients: cheese, tortilla chips, avocado, hearts of palm, anything else that sounds good to you!!

top shredded lettuce with taco meat, tomatoes, olives, dressing and any other topping of your choice. easy as that!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Garrett's family revolutionized the way we do taco salads: try chili! It is incredibly simple, and it tastes DELISH. They add hamburger to canned chili, throw in Fritos chips, cheese, guac, lettuce, sour cream, and olives. Mmmmm....

Have you tried turkey instead of hamburger? That is also really good, plus less fat!

healthy cooking on a budget

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