Easy Weeknight Taco Salad is filling and delicious!
Taco Salad is a staple on American dining tables and restaurants due to its simplicity and combination of great flavors with a little healthy lettuce! This recipe focuses on the flavor of the meat and you’ll never believe the secret ingredient that makes it the Best Taco Salad ever!
There are many versions of the taco salad. Some are meatless, with only black beans, corn and avocado. Others include chicken or beef, and some include “fajita beef or chicken” with an array of peppers.
This taco salad recipe is simple, yet delicious. The dressing is a simple combination of a ranch-style dressing mixed with chipotle peppers. Simple, yes. Delicious…more yes!
Weeknight Taco Salad is quick, easy and quite flavorful due to a secret ingredient in the meat sauce!
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 cup red enchilada sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
In a heavy bottom skillet, add oil and onions; saute on medium heat until onions are semi-tender
Add beef; cook beef until there is no visible pink; drain beef and onions in colander and return to skillet
Add remaining ingredients to beef/onion mixture; cook until mixture has thickened a bit
Taste for seasonings; plate over lettuce and garnish with cheddar cheese, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro and/or tortilla chips
Here’s the recipe for the Chipotle Taco Dressing
Spicy ranch dressing with a hint of chipotle peppers goes great with tacos as a dip or dressing.
- 1 cup prepared Ranch dressing
- 2-3 Adobo peppers with sauce chopped
- 1 teaspoon paprika smoky
Combine ranch dressing, chipotle peppers and paprika in a bowl
Mix well with a whisk or immersion blender
Refrigerate about 15 minutes prior to serving