June 8, 2013

Week 64, Recipe 4: Taco Salad with Seasoned Ranch Dressing

  • A quick, easy meal! I love this seasoned Ranch dressing I found on the neartonothing blog. It really makes the salad.
  • No need to buy taco seasoning. Make your own and store in an airtight container: 1 tbsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper).
  • Lettuce (crisp kind is best)
  • 1 lb ground beef, seasoned with taco seasoning
  • Chopped tomatoes, green peppers, red or green onions, black olives, etc.
  • Shredded cheese
  • Avocado or guacamole
  • Beans - black or kidney, drained & rinsed
  • Tortilla chips, to crush in salad
  • Dressing (mix all ingredients to combine and refrigerate until ready to use; make ahead of time if possible to flavors have time to combine) -
    • ½ c. sour cream
    • ¼ c. ranch dressing
    • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
    • Dash of hot sauce, to taste (optional)
  1. Assemble the dressing (see above) and salads and serve dressing over the top. Enjoy!

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