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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mama's Taco Salad

My mom used to make this when my brother Donny and I were kids.  We loved it then, and I love it now!  It came from her old Dayton cookbook, but I added a few ingredients, and of course tried to make it a bit healthier.  This makes a HUGE bowl!

Serves 4 - 6


1.5 Lbs lean ground round
16 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 packet taco seasoning
dash of garlic salt
dash of salt
dash of pepper
dash of tabasco
1 4oz can drained chopped green chilis

1/2 head of romaine lettuce
1/2 head of iceberg lettuce
1 jalepeno, chopped and seeds removed

1/2 Cup corn
1/2 Cup rinsed and drained black beans
3/4 Cup shredded reduced fat 2% cheddar cheese
3/4 Cup shredded pepperjack cheese
1/2 Cup chopped green onions
2 Medium tomatoes, chopped
Fritos chips (about 2 cups)


Brown meat in pan over medium-high heat.  Add taco seasoning.  Add crushed tomatoes, chopped green chilis, garlic salt, S&P and tabasco.  Let simmer for 20 minutes, then remove from heat.

Chop iceberg and romaine, rinse and dry.  Layer the following: lettuce, jalepeno, corn, blackbeans, green onions and cheese. 

Pour the meat mixture evenly on top, then top with chopped tomatoes and fritos chips. 

Toss and serve!

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