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San Antonio Taco Salad Recipe

San Antonio Taco Salad

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"Try this surprisingly simple technique to turn a simple tortilla into a dramatic, edible salad bowl."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Heat 3 inches CRISCO® Oil to 365 degrees F in deep fryer or deep saucepan. Place one tortilla in oil. Let float 5 seconds. Press center of tortilla into oil with metal ladle to form bowl.
  2. Holding ladle in place, fry 1 - 2 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  3. Brown ground meat and onion in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat; drain.
  4. Add salsa, beans, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Divide lettuce equally between tortilla bowls. Top with meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with desired garnishes; serve.
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Footnotes

  • *Or your favorite CRISCO® Oil
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 19, 2008

To save on calories, you can bake your bowl. Just get a glass round shaped bowl, spray your burrito size tortilla with cooking spray and bake for about 5 minutes at 350. Sometimes I'll cook it a little longer if I want it a little crispier. My family loves taco salads, but when we put a 'healthy' dollop of sour cream and lots of avocado slices, it doesn't seem right to have a deep fried shell.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2011

IMO the meat lacked flavor. Don't use Chayenne chili powder...hot!! We like hot, but too hot to enjoy! I suggest adding lots of garlic powder and pinch more of salt.

 
Jul 02, 2010

6/10 someone said:To save on calories, you can bake your bowl. Just get a glass round shaped bowl, spray your burrito size tortilla with cooking spray and bake for about 5 minutes at 350. Sometimes I'll cook it a little longer if I want it a little crispier. This worked very well. spray DO NOTpaint on oil, it will drip. i added some corn and some rotel tomatoes. all but matthew liked it.

 
Jul 01, 2010

I love this taco salad as an alternative for the chili powder and cumin i used regular taco seasoning! Delicious!

 
Feb 16, 2010

I started to make this before I realized I didn't have any salsa so I just throw everything I had on hand in instead! Corn was the best addition to this salad.

 
Oct 15, 2010

Very fast to put together! I baked our flour tortillas, but since they were wheat, they took a lot longer to bake. Served with homemade ranch dressing, and the family said they'd like to have it again.

 
Apr 05, 2010

This was so exceptionally delicious! I could not even believe how easy the flour tortilla shells were to make. I can however add a tip.....after frying the shells, an easy way of getting all the extra grease out of the shell, is to poke a small hole on the top of the side of the tortilla so the oil runs right out. You must try this recipe....2 thumbs up!

 
Nov 19, 2004

I did not make the bowl...trying to cut the calories...but it sounds like it's pretty easy, and cool too! We just had the salad in a normal bowl. The meat mix was good. I used a whole onion, and 2 or 3 cloves of garlic. I also added a can of corn for colour. For the children I took some of the mixture out of the pan, then I jazzed it up with some hot sauce for the adults. I'll definately make this again. I might even try the cool bowl idea.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 760 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 50.5 g
  • 78%
  • Fiber
  • 10 g
  • 40%
  • Protein
  • 38 g
  • 76%
  • Sodium
  • 1704 mg
  • 68%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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