Quick & Easy Taco Salad
This is one of hubby’s favorites and it’s easy and quick.
1 lb ground beef
1/8 cup of taco seasoning (I make my own, but you can use pre-packaged. See below for my recipe.) 1 can chili beans
Shredded cheddar cheese
• Brown the ground beef till no pink remains and then drain off excess fat. Sprinkle 2-3 heaping tablespoons (or to taste) of taco seasoning over the beef and combine. Reduce heat to low.
• Add the can of chili beans to the ground beef and combine. Simmer on low for 4-5 minutes or until warmed through.
• Place a layer of tortilla chips in a bowl and crush slightly. Top with shredded lettuce, a large spoonful of ground beef and bean mixture, cheese, olives, salsa and a dollop of sour cream.
Jules’ Taco Seasoning Mix
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp sweet paprika
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Blend well and store in small Mason jar.