July 14, 2014

Southwestern Taco Salad

Quick, easy relatively light dinners are an important staple of summer. When we were visiting A's dad a few weeks ago, he introduced us to taco salad. We liked it and decided to make it at home. The problem was, I didn't have the right type of beans and didn't feel like going back out to get them. There were also ears of corn in the fridge that needed to be used up. What's a stay-at-home-mom to do? Why, tweak the recipe and turn it into Southwestern taco salad, of course!

The finished dish.
Tortilla chips
French dressing
1 lb. ground beef (I used 93% lean)
1 can black beans, drained
Cooking up the yum.
2 ears of corn or 1 cup of frozen corn
Shredded cheddar cheese

1. Brown ground beef in medium skillet.
2. When ground beef is almost finished, add the can of beans (drained) and corn. Stir together well. Heat until all is cooked. If the corn is frozen, heat it to room temperature in the microwave before adding.
3. Arrange chips on plate. Pour meat mixture overtop. Add however much cheese and lettuce you'd like then drizzle French Dressing over it all.

If you don't like the dressing (like me), you can leave it off. A's dad's version uses kidney beans and no corn. It's just as tasty.

So tasty. Even M2 loves it.
This is what M2 was doing while Mama put this post together.

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  1. Kidney beans and no corn really IS tasty....Dad serves it every summer I visit :)

  2. That sounds awesome to me. We love Mexican foods in our house.

  3. That looks amazing. I've been using black beans in my recipe lately and we really love them.

  4. That looks like it is really tasty too

  5. Yum! That looks really tasty! Would be a nice premovie night dinner at my place!

  6. This sounds like one to try for the Easter weekend, looks delicious

  7. I am so in the mood for some Mexican food tonighT!

  8. wow, such a pretty looking taco salad! I feel like having tacos!

  9. I might consider making this without the corn though.

  10. I've never tried it with french dressing before... I'm intrigued!

  11. It looks nice! I'd love to give this a try!

  12. I've never tried a taco salad before. I would love to try it one day.

  13. This looks delicious! I like the southwestern flavors and think we'll add this to our menu this week!

  14. Sounds like a great twist on a classic! I'll have to try it!

  15. I haven't had Mexican food in a while.

  16. These look so delicious! I have never thought of making a taco salad before.


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