Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Taco Salad 

This is not an elaborate recipe. I originally used ground beef, but last time made it with turkey to make it a little more healthy.

1 lb ground turkey or beef
1 onion, chopped
1 can beans (any kind, I use Goya's small white beans)
1 pkg taco seasoning
salad fixens
ranch dressing
tortilla chips

Saute the onion in a little veg oil. Add the meat and brown. Drain any fat. Add the can of beans, liquid and all, and the package of taco seasoning (optional: reserve a spoonful of the seasoning mix). Cook on medium until heated through, stirring occasinally.

Prepare your favorite salad and veggies and toss with a little ranch dressing (optional: mix ranch dressing with reserved taco seasoning before mixing with salad).

Everyone gets a biiiig bowl - fill halfway with salad, and then top with ground meat mixture. Garnish with tortilla chips.