Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Taco Salad with Homemade Tortilla Bowl

I have shared this recipe before but it was part of a rather long post last year, so I thought I would share it again just as a stand alone recipe.


Extra Large Flour Tortillas
Pam none stick spray (I use canola)
1 pk Yellow Rice (I use Dixie Land because it has only 40mg Sodium content and I omit the additional salt the instructions tell you to add to boiling water)
1 pk Low Sodium Taco Mix (water and oil as per directions on pk)
1lb of ground beef (or you can sub ground turkey or even shredded chicken)
1/2 head of  Diced Lettuce (I used romaine for the one pictured because it is my fave)
1 or 2 fresh diced tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh cut green onion
shredded cheese (we like sharp cheddar)
Sour cream
Salsa of your choice

Pre-heat oven to 400F ... Invert small cereal bowls onto a cookie sheet (however many you want Tortilla bowls) Spray Tortillas with "Pam" front and back, drape one Tortilla per bowl...Place in oven and allow to cook for 15 minutes, or until golden around the edges...should give a nice hollow sound when tapped on.

Cook Yellow Rice as per packaging (again, I omit adding the salt)

Make the taco meat with the ground beef (or sub meat) according to packaging.

Assemble in this order:
Bowl, Rice, Lettuce, Meat, Cheese, Tomato and/or Salsa, Sour Cream, Green Onions.

You can add re-fried beans before the rice.... Avocado slices between the cheese and tomato or on the side.

Blessings Kelsie

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Ellen said...

I haven't been following you for very long so I didn't see this delicious salad. I make a pretty good Mexican chef salad, but I never thought of making the tortilla bowl. Thanks so much.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

YUM! I want to come eat with you!

On Crooked Creek said...

My kinda meal...low sodium, low cal, low cost, and high on flavor! Thanks for sharing!

mississippi artist said...

I never thought of putting the rice in, and I love it. Will be trying this for sure.

momto8 said...

cannot ever go wrong with this!

pilgrimscottage said...

Oh yum! You're making me hungry for one!!

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

this looks so good Kelsie! We love to make homemade tacos but I'm going to try this now too! thanks!