Taco Salad - Cassies

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

Tonight I wanted to fix something that didn't heat up the house...so I got out my trusty deep fryer and made taco shells...then all I had to do was make the filling...there wasn't a crumb left on my Husbands plate!

Enjoy!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef
1/2 c
onion, chopped
1/2 c
red or green bell pepper or jalapeno - chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
red
pepper flakes - optional
salt
& pepper to taste
1 - 15 oz
can kidney beans or pintos - rinsed and drained
1/4 - 1/2 c
frozen corn, thawed
3 Tbsp
taco sauce
1/2 c
dressing below - or can use another french dressing
lettuce
shredded
4 - 6 large
flour tortilla's
shredded
cheddar cheese
oil
for frying tortilla's
toppings of your choice, such as green onions, sour cream, black olive slices, sliced jalapeno's, taco sauce, chopped tomato

DRESSING I USE FOR MEAT

2/3 c
oil
1/2 c
ketchup
2 Tbsp
white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
paprika
1/2 tsp
dry mustard

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix ingredients for dressing. Set aside...this can also be used for salads. Or you can use another french dressing.
2
To make your tortilla bowls. Heat at least 3 inches of oil in a deep fryer or in a heavy saucepan to 375 Degree F.
When at right temp...place tortilla in oil...leave this sit for about 10 seconds. Now, with a metal ladle, press the center of tortilla and fry for 1 - 2 minutes, until golden. Drain on paper towels. Repeat for however many bowls are needed.
3
In a medium skillet, brown beef with onions, garlic and peppers, over medium high heat. When meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Drain.
4
Now, add seasonings, beans, corn, taco sauce and 1/2 cup of dressing. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 5 minutes as flavors blend. Stirring frequently. Taste and see if you desire more seasonings.
5
Divide lettuce between bowls, depends on how many salads you are making as to how much lettuce is needed.

Top each bowl of lettuce with desired amount of meat mixture and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Top with your favorite toppings.

Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Salads
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern