Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I thought everyone had heard of TACO SALAD; we've enjoyed it in our family for over 30 years.  However, just recently I was in a group of women talking about quick and easy meals that everyone liked, including children, and when taco salad was mentioned, there were actually a few who had never made it and wondered how.  So, today I'm posting our favorite way to make taco salad.  What's so neat about this salad, is that you get to make your own yourself.  Everyone gets to choose the condiments they put on, and a wide assortment is always offered.  Some only use the meat, cheese and chips, others prepare theirs with every topping offered.  Whether you like yours simple, or all-inclusive, this salad is great for a fun family-style gathering, and the leftovers can easily be stored in the same containers used for serving, and brought out again for the next time you want to serve it--so clean up is a cinch, as well.  You can also easily add your favorite condiments to our list--or ones you know your family will like.

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 packet mild taco seasoning
1 8-oz. tomato sauce
1 can kidney beans, drained
Brown beef.  Add taco seasoning and tomato sauce.  Heat through, and let simmer for 15 minutes. Drain kidney beans and add to meat mixture.  Heat through.  Layer with your favorite toppings and condiments, serving out of individual bowls for people to choose from.
Our favorite things to top it off with:
fritos or your favorite corn chips
broken or shredded lettuce
chopped green onions
chopped olives
grated cheeses
chopped cucumbers
chopped tomatoes
chopped red and/or green peppers
your favorite salsa
thousand island, ranch or Catalina dressing
ketsup and/or sour cream
Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

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