Testing out Luke and Krista’s taco salad recipe

I made Luke and Krista’s taco salad recipe last night and HOLY SMOKES is that thing easy and delicious! We made a few tweaks, and I wanted to share that with you guys.

We used hamburger meat instead of turkey meat, first off. So I browned the meat and added in a packet of generic taco seasoning.

While that was cooking, I chopped up the tomato and rinsed off the goopy bits. Instead of using a head of lettuce, we used romaine lettuce. I don’t know how much — I eyeballed the whole way through to make it look even. And instead of Doritos, we used corn tortilla chips. So I crunched a heap of those into bits and threw the romaine lettuce and chopped tomato on top. And then I piled a bunch of finely shredded “Mexican blend” cheese on there before adding the meat.

And that’s when I realized that my bowl was not nearly big enough for this task and I had to find a bigger one.

So between a couple bowls, I started to mix all the bits together. The final substitution that we made was instead of mixing the mayo, salsa, and ketchup together, we just picked up a bottle of Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch dressing and put that in there instead. So I mixed that in while I mixed the bits together between my two bowls.

The whole thing took just a little bit longer than it took to brown the meat. My friend Julie was over for dinner so the three of us ate that, all of us going back for seconds, and there’s still a little bit left that Justin and I are going to have to fight over later. So delicious!

So, as a quick recap of my alteration to that recipe:

  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • corn tortilla chips
  • tomato
  • romaine lettuce
  • “Mexican blend” shredded cheese
  • Spicy ranch dressing

Brown the meat and add the taco seasoning.

Crunch the tortilla chips to small bits. Chop the tomato to chunks. Chop up the romaine.

Add the chips, lettuce, tomato, and cheese to a VERY LARGE BOWL.

Mix in the meat.

Mix in spicy ranch dressing to taste.

1 comment

  1. I will have to try that – I really enjoyed it at the get-together and my mouth is watering for it again as I read your post!


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