Monday, September 1, 2008
Tim's Mom's Taco Salad
I made this a couple weeks ago and totally forgot to post it. Whoops! Anyway, even though Tim told me I did it wrong and totally hurt my feelings, I still thought it was tasty.
You will need:
1 lb ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
½ head ice berg lettuce
1 can dark kidney beans, drained
½ onion, chopped
½ green pepper, chunked
1 med tomato, chunked
2 large handfuls crushed tortilla chips
1 cup grated medium or sharp Tillamook cheddar cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup mild salsa
In a frying pan, brown and crumble the ground beef. Drain half to three-quarters of the fat. Stir in the taco seasoning and ¾ cup water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
Chop lettuce and other veggies and put in large bowl. Add beans and cheese and mix well.
Combine mayonnaise and salsa and mix well. Add to veggie, bean, and cheese mixture and stir.
Just before serving, add the seasoned ground beef and chips. Toss until all is mixed well and serve.
Kathy says, "Serve with a medium red wine, beer, or lemonade." I served it with lemonade for the boys and water for me.
The boring stuff:
Takes about a half hour, maybe a little longer.
P.S. I know it looks like I haven't been cooking much anymore, but that's hardly true at all. I'm cooking all the time....I'm just making recipes that are already up. It's been a whole summer of tacos and fried chicken and bread. I'm having friends for dinner two nights this week, and they're getting recipes that are already up, too. However, I'm planning to do some baking this weekend--we've got some leftover cake that got stale while we were in Vegas, so I need to make something chocolate to replace that. Look for the recipe by Monday. Mmmmm!