Joan’s Taco Salad for Two

This recipe is my Mom’s take on the taco salad recipe that I posted earlier today.  She has put a great twist on the original recipe, and I’ll be trying this one soon, minus the ranch dressing.  You all know I have no love for mayo or anything close to it.  My Mom has gone from cooking for a crowd like me to cooking for just two.  Thanks for sharing your recipe Mom – here goes:

Meat Mix:
   1/2 pound ground beef
   1/4 chopped onion
   1 tsp chopped garlic

   1 tsp. chili powder
   1 tsp cumin
   1 tsp salt
   Black pepper
   Dash of red pepper flakes

When ready add a couple of big splashes of tomato juice and saute until the juice evaporates.

In 2 large salad bowls layer the following divided in two where necessary:
   Handful of corn chips or tortilla strips
   Chopped lettuce
   1/2 cup chopped tomatoes split

Drizzle with ranch dressing.

Layer more:
   Meat mixture
   Small can of kidney beans drained, optional
   Small can of black olives drained
   Very large dollop sour creme
   2 chopped green onions
   1/4 cup shredded cheese split

Grate a little black pepper on top -Enjoy!

My Mom is a great cook.  She had a hand in teaching me to cook many moons ago, and now sharing and comparing recipes is half the fun of cooking.  Be sure to check out my Mom’s recent blog post for her Beef Bourguinon dinner courtesy of Julia Childs recipe.  It looks so amazingly, delicious I wish I had smell-a-vision.  I’ll have to try this one day soon.  Thanks again for sharing your recipe Mom.

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