Barbara's Beat: Taste of Home: Patriotic Taco Salad Recipe is perfect for Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Taste of Home: Patriotic Taco Salad Recipe is perfect for Memorial Day

Photo by Taste of Home

If you need something easy for Memorial Day or any time, check out this Patriotic Taco Salad recipe from Taste of Home.

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1-1/2 cups water
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 envelope taco seasoning
6 cups tortilla or corn chips
4 to 5 cups shredded lettuce
9 to 10 pitted large olives, sliced lengthwise
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
 
Directions

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, tomato paste and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

Place chips in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Spread beef mixture evenly over the top. Cover with lettuce. For each star, arrange five olive slices together in the upper left corner. To form stripes, add cheese and tomatoes in alternating rows. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

Editor's Note: If you wish to prepare this salad in advance, omit the layer of chips and serve them with the salad.

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2 comments :

Savories of Life said...

Great! I am putting my taco salad recipe up too!!! Do follow my blog and enter my giveaways next month.

Cyndi F said...

Omg what a great idea, even for a get together I love this, and I love taco salad!! I am so making this, and i am gonna be the star at my next get together thanks to you!! I love this so much you have no idea!! thank you