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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mexican Salad Bowl

I know it's called a Taco Salad, but humor me for a minute. There is something about cold hamburger that just doesn't turn me on. If you are okay with it just brown and drain a pound of hamburger instead of the steak. To be honest I can usually buy steak as cheap or cheaper than ground beef.

Mexican Salad Bowl
about 6 servings
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1 pound of steak, sirloin, flat iron, whatever is on sale
8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated, use whatever you like
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1-2 fresh, ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and chopped
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
8-ounce jar taco sauce
3/4 cup thousand island dressing
1/2 head shredded Romaine or iceberg lettuce
1 (5 1/2-ounce) bag of taco flavored tortilla chips crushed

Season steak with salt and pepper, grill to no more than medium rare. Slice very thin and cut into 2-inch pieces.

In a serving bowl, combine all ingredients except the lettuce and tortilla chips. Chill. Add lettuce and crushed tortilla chips and toss.

Now tell me you really like cold hamburger better.


  1. you are absolutely right,, much better,,yum!

  2. Cold hamburger yuck, and to make a taco salad with warm/hot meat, also yuck. I don't care for cooked lettuce! This sounds yummy. thanks.

  3. I love anything TACO almost as much as I laugh at your comments Bev!...:)JP


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