December 10, 2010


I love taco salad!  I had it for the first time about 3 years ago.  We were having a lunch party at my work and they were serving taco salad.  I wasn't going to have any, because that just did not sound good to me.  So, I decided to go down to the lunchroom to check out what was for dessert.  Well, I walked in and I saw the "buffet style" table and something caught my eye. . . . . Fritos!  I absolutely love Fritos and I hope some day they will come up with a "Baked" version, so I won't feel so bad about eating them.  I have been a fan of all the "Baked" chips so far.  In fact, I prefer some of them over the regular kind.  
Anyway, back to taco salad, so the idea of putting Fritos on a taco salad convinced me to sit down and try some lunch.  Well, I loved it and I have been eating it ever since.  I have tried several different versions and adjust my recipe slightly each time, but this is my favorite version so far.  Make sure to serve with Ranch Dressing  - YUMMY.
From: Jenn - eatcakefordinner

1/2 lb. ground beef
salt & pepper
taco seasoning, to taste
onion powder, opt.
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 can chili w/out beans
1/2-1 can pinto beans, drained
1/4 c. salsa
1 pkg. spanish rice, cooked
cilantro, chopped
sour cream, opt.
ranch dressing
Cheddar cheese, grated

Brown ground beef in a large skillet; add onions and cook a few minutes. Season with salt, pepper, taco seasoning and onion powder, to taste.  Add chili, beans and salsa.  Cook until heated through.  Layer lettuce, rice, and ground beef mixture.  Garnish with chopped cilantro, sour cream, Cheddar cheese and Fritos. Drizzle with ranch dressing.  Serves 3-4 people.

1 comment:

  1. I love taco salad, and I'm making it with Fritos next time. Great idea!