Santa Fe Salad

Santa Fe Salad Recipe

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1 lb. ground beef, browned
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups cooked kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup oil and vinegar dressing or french dressing
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. ground red chile
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 to 6 tortillas
fat or oil
1 quart chopped lettuce
2 cups chopped red leaf lettuce
1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups jack or cheddar cheese
1 avocado, cut into long thin slices
8 oz. tostados

How to Make Santa Fe Salad


  • 1Mix browned beef with chipped onion, kidney beans, French dressing, water, chile, and garlic. Simmer for 15 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Allow to cool for several hours if possible so that flavors blend. Skim off extra fat.
  • 2Fry tortillas in deep fat or oil. Fry one side, turn, pinch up corners and hold with tongs to form cup shapes or fry flat and crisp.
  • 3Mix lettuce (both kinds) with purple cabbage scallions, tomatoes, and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Reheat meat mixture. Mix both mixtures and spoon generously into the crisp fried tortilla cups.
  • 4Garnish servings with avocado slices and remaining cheese. Stick a tostado into the tip of each serving. Serve with a basket of crisp tostados. Serves 4 to 6
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About Santa Fe Salad

Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads, Beef Salads

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