Aug. 15, 2013 7:56 pm
I love cooking with beef. Just about any cut will do. Ground beef is a necessary staple in our household. I would even go as far as to say that beef is my favorite
meat protein (but I better not go on record as picking a favorite). And what many people don't realize is that beef is a healthy option with MANY lean cuts available.
This month I am partnering with Beef. It's What's for Dinner., and trying some awesome recipes.
The first recipe I tried was Confetti Beef Taco Salad, and it was a great hit.
This recipe was so simple, and reminescent of an awesome taco salad I have loved since I was a teenager. In fact, the recipe was so versitile, I was able to make
it just like I have always loved it.
Here are the ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef
1 package taco seasoning (1.25 oz.)(Our family has taco seasoning in a large spice jar, so we used it according to taste)
3 cups crushed tortilla chips (my childhood recipe includes Cool Ranch Doritos, so that's what we used)
1 cup shredded cheddar (I had shredded mexican 4 cheese mix, so that's what we used)
1 medium tomato (we had fresh cherry tomatoes from my mom's garden, so of course we used those)
1 package salad mix (12 oz.)(I had a head of iceberg lettuce, so that's what we used)
Any prefered additional toppings such as:
Sliced olives (used it - of course!!)
Sliced red onion (we used yellow)
1 can black beans, drained and warmed (not one of the original suggestions, but one my childhood recipe included, so I included it when we made it).
Salad dressing of choice (my childhood recipe called for Thousand Island, so of course I used this. We also had salsa and sour cream for those who prefered it)
As you can see, my the recipe was versitile enough for my family to make several minor adjustments according to our taste and ingredients we already had available
in the kitchen. I love recipes like this, because I don't always have the budget to buy specific ingredients, or the time to run to the store every time a recipe calls for a something I don't already have.
The simple instructions are as follows:
1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour
off drippings. Stir in taco seasoning mix according to package directions; remove seasoned beef from skillet with slotted spoon.
2. Combine seasoned beef, tortilla chips, cheese and tomato in large bowl. Line 4 plates with salad greens. Top with beef mixture. Add toppings, if desired.
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I will be making 2 more great beef recipes this month,
Inside Out Grilled Steak Salad
(which I have made and loved), and
Meditrrranean Beef Meatball Kabob,
which I am UBER excited about! So come by soon to see how they turn out. After making all three recipes, I will let you know some interesting things I've learned
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Until Next Time. . .
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Cheryl King - Mommasangelbaby