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San Antonio Taco Salad

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

"Try this surprisingly simple technique to turn a simple tortilla into a dramatic, edible salad bowl."
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Ingredients

servings 760 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat 3 inches CRISCO(R) Oil to 365 degrees F in deep fryer or deep saucepan. Place one tortilla in oil. Let float 5 seconds. Press center of tortilla into oil with metal ladle to form bowl.
  2. Holding ladle in place, fry 1 - 2 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  3. Brown ground meat and onion in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat; drain.
  4. Add salsa, beans, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Divide lettuce equally between tortilla bowls. Top with meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with desired garnishes; serve.

Footnotes

  • *Or your favorite CRISCO® Oil

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 760 calories; 50.5 g fat; 41.5 g carbohydrates; 38 g protein; 105 mg cholesterol; 1704 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

To save on calories, you can bake your bowl. Just get a glass round shaped bowl, spray your burrito size tortilla with cooking spray and bake for about 5 minutes at 350. Sometimes I'll cook it a...

Most helpful critical review

IMO the meat lacked flavor. Don't use Chayenne chili powder...hot!! We like hot, but too hot to enjoy! I suggest adding lots of garlic powder and pinch more of salt.

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To save on calories, you can bake your bowl. Just get a glass round shaped bowl, spray your burrito size tortilla with cooking spray and bake for about 5 minutes at 350. Sometimes I'll cook it a...

6/10 someone said:To save on calories, you can bake your bowl. Just get a glass round shaped bowl, spray your burrito size tortilla with cooking spray and bake for about 5 minutes at 350. Someti...

I love this taco salad as an alternative for the chili powder and cumin i used regular taco seasoning! Delicious!

I started to make this before I realized I didn't have any salsa so I just throw everything I had on hand in instead! Corn was the best addition to this salad.

Very fast to put together! I baked our flour tortillas, but since they were wheat, they took a lot longer to bake. Served with homemade ranch dressing, and the family said they'd like to have it...

This was so exceptionally delicious! I could not even believe how easy the flour tortilla shells were to make. I can however add a tip.....after frying the shells, an easy way of getting all t...

I did not make the bowl...trying to cut the calories...but it sounds like it's pretty easy, and cool too! We just had the salad in a normal bowl. The meat mix was good. I used a whole onion, and...

I make this a lot but, what's the point of having a salad if it's 760 calories? To reduce this just bake your tortilla's. You can use a glass baking dish, jumbo muffin cups etc. Simply spray tor...

This recipe was truly amazing! My wife loved the taco shells and asked me to make them again and again. The taco salad, all put together, was just as one would get in a restaurant, but with home...