Family-Favorite Taco Salad

July 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Recipes

This is my go to lunch and dinner meal because I usually have all the ingredients laying around the house at any time.  There’s so much flexibility with these Ingredients too – you can change it up and make it into taco soup, for instance, or a taco bar.  Healthy too!  So let’s get started!


1lb lean ground beef (I like 80/20)
1 medium onion, minced (try vidalia or sweet yellow onions)
3 cloves garlic, minced (I use this garlic press)
2 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp dried oregano
19oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups tortilla chips
1 cup lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper to taste
Avocado slices

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Stir-fry the onion until tender. Then add the garlic and cook for a minute. Add the beef, chili powder, oregano and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is done, then drain off the fat if necessary. Stir in the kidney beans and cook until heated through.

To assemble, arrange the tortilla chips on dinner plates and top with the meat. Add the shredded lettuce, tomatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Serve with sour cream and more cheese on top.  Top with a dollop of salsa and a few avocado slices.

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