Do you know what today is? It’s Taco Tuesday! But instead of your traditional beef taco, I’m switching things up and sharing one of my favorites- Taco Salad Bowl!
Prior to living in Virginia, we hardly ate taco salads. Not that we didn’t like them, it just wasn’t a staple meal at the time. It wasn’t until our neighbors had invited us over for a weekly Taco Tuesday dinner. Everyone on the street gathers at someone’s house and brings something for all to enjoy. Since then, every Tuesday has been solely dedicated to tacos!
Besides, who doesn’t love tacos? Crispy romaine lettuce, freshly shredded cheese and plump tomatoes- what’s not to love! Not to mention, a warm tortilla bowl! So many colors and textures in every bite. All that’s missing are the margaritas!
I love this recipe for several reasons, it’s easy, inexpensive and delicious! Plus, it’s a huge hit with everyone. I could probably eat a salad every single day of the week. Chopped Greek salad, pasta salad, barbeque chicken salad… I think you get the point.
- 4 large tortillas
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 3 large romaine hearts
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 1 handful of cilantro
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 lb. freshly shredded cheese (I use Colby Jack)
- Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
- Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Using foil, form a medium sized ball and place on a baking sheet.
- Place the tortilla over the ball and gently cup it with your hands to form a bowl shape. Lightly spray with oil and bake for 7-10 minutes, or until light brown and crispy. Set aside to cool.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onions. Once translucent, add meat and saute for about 2 minutes. Add seasoning and cook meat thoroughly.
- Drain the meat and chop up the remaining ingredients.
- Once your tortilla bowls have cooled, add ingredients and enjoy!
Feel free to mix up the ingredients that best fits your family. A few of our other favorites include black olives, jalapenos and salsa. I usually chop up whatever I have on hand, and in 25 minutes or less we have a healthy and yummy dinner.
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