Sunday, February 3, 2013

Quick-Fix Taco(s) Salad

Tacos are perfect for any college kid who needs volume and substance. Variations are endless. Just put out the fixin's and let everyone do their own thing: salad, soft taco, hard-shell...whatever!


Equipment:
1. 10-12" Non-stick skillet
2. Lots of bowls for condiments

Ingredients:
1. 1 lb Ground Beef, browned
2. 1 bottle Ortega Medium Taco Sauce,
3. Hard-shell Taco Shells
4. Soft Tacos
5. Tortilla Chips




Instructions:
1. Crumble the meat into the skillet and let brown as seen in picture before flipping or browning the rest
2. Once meat is almost browned, add 3/4 bottle of the taco sauce.
3. That's the hard part.  If the meat is done, you are golden.

Alternatives:
A.  Leave out meat altogether.  Substitute black beans or refried beans.

B.  Brown a diced jalapeño with the meat.  Add garlic powder, Tajin Classic Seasoning, salt and pepper for a more savory option. Finish off with squeezed lime.

Fixin's:

*Lettuce
*Tomatoes
*Sharp Cheddar, shredded and lots of it
*Salsa
*Sour Cream
*Jalapeños, fresh or pickled
*Onions
*Re-fried Beans or Black Beans
*Guacamole
*Olives

The Assembly Line--any which way you like it:











Dig in! Oh yeah...you can't, it's just a picture.  You will need to get cookin', I guess.
Don't tell me your roomates won't love you if this is served tonight!