Taco Salad

One of my favorite meals to eat at home is tacos.  I just go the easy route and purchase a taco kit.  Sometimes I get Taco Bell brand, and other times I get Old El Paso.  But I also buy taco seasoning alone for potential new recipes I may find, and I almost always keep corn chips on hand, which makes taco salad a very convenient meal for us.
The taco salad pictured here today was actually put together by my husband.  Hubby doesn’t cook at all.  Sometimes when I’m not feeling well, he’ll put together some tuna salad or something like that for us. But I’ve never seen him make an actual recipe.  But he did wait tables for several years, some of which was at a real upscale place, and he discovered he had a natural talent for plate presentations.  In fact, at one of the resturants where he worked, he put together a lot of the plates for their menu photos.
So the other day when we had taco salad, I decided to take a couple of pics of his handy work.  We started with Blue Tortilla Chips. (We usually get white, but we were shopping at Aldi, and they didn’t have white.)  Next came the meat mixuture, followed by lettuce, salsa, cheese, and finally sour cream. Yum!

Making a Taco Salad Buffet – By the way, if you’re ever having a lot of of people over for dinner, a taco salad buffet would be perfect choice. It’s fast, convenient, and fairly cheap compared to other meal choices.  And I never met anyone who didn’t like Mexican food, so it’s sure to be loved by all!  All you’d really have to cook is your meat and some refried beans.  And then you’d just have to prepare some toppings for the buffet, such as lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, cheese, and condiments.  Very easy!

-Jerri

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Comments

  1. That looks good! I have never tried the dark chips. Do they taste the same?

  2. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet says:

    Guess we were thinking the same yummy dishes tonight, although they are different though, too. 😀

    Have a great night!
    Sherry

  3. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says:

    I love taco salad! Thanks for the recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  4. HoosierHomemade says:

    What a great idea! Looks yummy!
    Remember…you can link up to Delicious Dishes over on my other blog, It's A Blog Party, everyday is a different linky party. Tuesdays are all about food!
    http://itsablogparty.com
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz

  5. Thanks for the dinner insperation!

  6. Tiffanee says:

    Yum!! My favorite! Great idea for feeding a group. Thanks!!

  7. Ott, A. says:

    Looks delish! I love taco's/taco salads for a quick and easy meal. I actually can my own salsa from tomatoes I grow in my garden. We are still eating off of last years supply. (perhaps I'll blog about it in the future) hope you had a great holiday weekend!

  8. Crystal says:

    Ooooh, now I want some. I love taco salad, and it's always a hit at our house.

  9. Looks so good!

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  10. One of my fav's! I am going to have to give this salad a try! Thanks for joining Tuesday Tastes, People's Choice Award polls are open. Come vote for your favorite recipe!

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  11. April@The 21st Century Housewife says:

    Your taco salad looks wonderful! Really delicious!

  12. shopannies says:

    one of the teens favorites I am going to try your version see what they think

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