Friday, November 20, 2009

The Best Ever Taco Salad

2 lbs. ground beef
2 packages taco seasoning mix
1 1/2 cup water
1 avocado
juice from one lime
1 head of lettuce, shredded
1 can red kidney beans (15 0z), drained
4 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 package Frito corn chips (10 oz)
2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Brown ground beef in large skillet. Drain. Stir in taco seasonings and water. Simmer, stirring occasionally. Chop avacado. Squeeze juice of lime over chopped avocado. Place ground beef, avacado, lettuce, kidney beans, tomatoes, cheese and corn chips in seperate bowls. Let each person make their own salad. Dress with cilantro lime dressing (see below)

Cilantro Lime Dressing

1 packet ranch dressing mix (1 oz)
1 cup mayo
1 cup sour cream
1 (3 inch) jalapeno pepper (cut and seeded)
2 Tbsp. chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped ciantro
juice of one lime

Blend all ingredients in a blender and refrigerate overnight.

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