Monday, April 26, 2010

Easy "Pleasey" Taco Salad

Ok I know everyone has  probably had or made Taco Salad but I am going to post my recipe since it's become our favorite.  I used to have it at my SIL Jodie's a lot in the summer and just never really made it till now.  And my family LOVES it...we have made it every week for the past month.  It's so YUMMY!!

Taco Salad:

1-2lbs. browned hamburger seasoned with a little taco seasoning
chopped head of lettuce or 1-2 bags of favorite salad
Cheese flavored Doritos
2-3 cups Shredded Cheese
1 can Black Beans - rinsed and drained
1 can Corn  - drained (optional)
Favorite Salad Dressing -- we LOVE Ranch or Thousand Island
Other Toppings:

You can mix all of it together and pour desired amount of dressing over top and toss.  But since it makes a lot and the chips go soggy the next day if we have leftovers I just mix hamburger, cheese, black beans and corn in the pan after browning my hamburger.  Than we crush desired amount of Doritos into a seperate bowl, add lettuce, meat mixture and drizzle with dressing & top with a lid and shake!!  We do it in a small bowl for individual servings...this way each person can add what and how much they like.  The kids really have fun with this part and they get to eat what they want on it:)  You could add chicken instead of beef if you prefer.