Taco salad is a popular dish in the United States that consists of a salad served in a fried tortilla bowl, or sometimes wrapped in a large flour tortilla. The salad typically includes a mixture of lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and various toppings, such as ground beef or chicken, beans, and avocado. It is often served with a dressing, such as ranch or a spicy Mexican-style sauce. Some variations of taco salad may also include other ingredients, such as corn, black olives, or jalapeno peppers. Taco salad is a tasty and convenient meal that can be enjoyed at home or at a restaurant. It is often served as a main dish, but it can also be a side dish or appetizer.
How to Make Taco Salad
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 head lettuce, chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
- 4 tortilla chips, crushed
- Optional: sour cream, salsa, and jalapeno peppers for serving
1In a large pan over medium heat, cook the ground beef until it is browned, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks.
2Stir in the taco seasoning according to the package instructions. Remove from heat and set aside.
3In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, avocado, black beans, and corn.
4Divide the beef mixture evenly among the bowls, then top with the lettuce mixture.
5Crush the tortilla chips and sprinkle them over the top of the salad.
6Serve the taco salad with sour cream, salsa, and jalapeno peppers, if desired. Enjoy!