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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Easy Turkey Taco Salad

A couple weeks ago I made this delicious Turkey Taco Salad. It was a big hit in our house, and I am sure it would be yours too! :) This recipe makes enough for 4.

2 pound ground turkey
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 can chili beans
1 bottle of your favorite Italian Dressing
2 heads of romaine lettuce
1 small package Doritos (I used Nacho Cheese)
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped tomatoes (I used Grape Tomatoes and cut them in ½)
4 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 cup prepared salsa
1 box of Spanish Rice (I love Rice-a-Roni)

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground turkey. Stir in the taco seasoning and chili beans. **I didn’t add the water as the taco seasoning directed me to…you can do whatever you please. :)

2. Cut the lettuce into bite size salad and the grape tomatoes in half. Crush the bag of chips, open the bag, and toss the broken chips into a large bowl with the lettuce and tomatoes. When the meat mixture is done, combine it with the lettuce, tomatoes, and chips and mix well. **It’s a good idea to let the meat cool a bit before you put it in the salad, so it doesn’t make the lettuce wilt. I put my meat in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

3. I added the Spanish rice to the bottom of the bowl, then the salad, and then Italian Dressing to your liking and top it off with cheese, salsa and sour cream. AND DEN, AND DEN, AND DEN!! (line from Dude, Where’s my Car!?)

Ok, we rarely have desert, but I was seriously craving a Root Beer Float! I also bought Orange Crush, for a half and half creamsicle flavor. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!! It was simply refreshing and OH SO YUMMY!!

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  1. Hell to tha YA! This looks good. I like the 50-50 float. I've never had that!

  2. PS- i love your pics.. and those bowls and forks are so cool!

  3. :) It was sooooo yummy, it's def. a must try!

  4. p.s. these pictures are taken with my iphone! So sad my camera broke...but the Iphone is pretty good!