Monday, June 1, 2009

Deb's taco salad

This is a hearty whole-meal salad that just about everyone loves. My friend Deb makes this for our church fellowship dinners, and when she doesn’t show up, there is outrage all around! The recipe is for a large bowlful, and it uses an entire bottle of French dressing. Feel free to make substitutions or to scale it back. By the way, kids love to help make this salad, because they get to crush a bag of tortilla chips ;-)

Deb’s Taco Salad

1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
2 packages of taco seasoning (or use the real spices if you’ve got them)

1 head of lettuce, shredded
3-4 firm tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, chopped (optional)
2 cans of pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 c shredded cheddar cheese

1 bag tortilla chips, crushed
1 bottle of French dressing

Mix the seasoning into the beef and toss everything through cheese together in a large bowl. Just before serving, add the tortilla chips and the dressing. Kids find the color to be delightful!

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