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Posts Tagged ‘Taco salad’

Taco Seasoning

Posted by terrepruitt on August 7, 2019

My husband and I aren’t big taco fans. I mean, we like them, but we don’t make them at home and we don’t order them when we go out. This past February we were in Anaheim staying at a hotel across the street from Disneyland and right outside our motel was a Jimboy’s Tacos – and I did fall in love with that greasy mess. And then once home finding out we didn’t have one close, I did try a few different tacos while I’ve been out, but nothing compares. But regardless of not making tacos, I do find myself wanting taco seasoning.

We eat “taco seasoned” meat with our taco salad. We usually buy the packaged kind, but sometimes we like to try out own. This is what we use when making it ourselves.

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Taco Seasoning

–2 tbsp cumin
–2 tbsp garlic salt
–1 tbsp paprika
–1 tbsp garlic powder
–1 tbsp minced onions
–1 tsp oregano
–sprinkle of pepper

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You may know that I don’t like anything spicy hot so I only use a sprinkle of pepper if any at all.  I don’t put in any chili powder or cayenne pepper.  It is a nice mild mix of spices.

Do you like tacos?  Do you have an occasion to use taco seasoning?

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Our Version Of Taco Salad

Posted by terrepruitt on May 26, 2015

What do you put in your taco salad?  Do you eat taco salad?  Taco salad is one of my favorite meals.  It is probably one of my favorite meals for several reasons.  One reason is it is raw veggies and meat with tortilla chips, that is just a winning combination to me.  Another reason is when we have it, it usually translates into at least two meals — you know I love leftovers.  And another reason is, usually when we have it my husband has made it.  I had taco salad with my friends once and they laughed at me because the only thing “taco” about my taco salad is the tortilla chips and the “taco seasoning” in the meat.  Since I was the one that started making the taco salad in our relationship I have “infected” my husband with my idea of or the way I make taco salad.  We do it a little different.

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1 lb Ground Turkey
1 package of taco seasoning
tortilla chips
lettuce
shredded cheese
olives
onions
pickles
bell peppers
cucumbers
broccoli
carrots
sour cream
salsa

Cook the meat with the seasoning.  You can use the directions on the package or not.  I don’t, I saute some onions then add the meat.  While the meat is cooking I put in the seasoning.  My hubby follows the directions on the package.  Whatever works for you.

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Pickles are chopped.  So are the bell peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, and carrots.

Then you just layer it in your individual bowl.  My husband and I do ours individually since we both like different things in our salads.  We also do our layers differently.  Then he adds salsa and sour cream.  I don’t add any of that.  We both crumble our tortilla chips on top.  One time I forgot them.  I remembered them after I was half way through eating my salad.

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As you can see there are no beans.  I don’t like beans, so I have never put beans in my “taco salad”.  And, like I said, since I have always made it like that my poor husband doesn’t get beans in his salad.  I don’t know if he would like them, but we don’t think to get them.  Also, I believe pickles are a weird ingredient for a taco salad.  I cannot tell you how that started.  It might sound odd, but it works really well . . . I think.  For me it is a MUST, the pickles are a source of moisture for my salad since I don’t add any dressing, salsa, or sour cream.

I believe we have had tomatoes in our taco salad before.  Basically any veggie that we would put in a salad we could add to our taco salad.  The first nine ingredients on the list are the “must-haves”.

Do you eat taco salad?  What do you put in your taco salad?

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