Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Non- traditional taco salads with BAKED shell
4 flour tortillas (I use burrito size)
1 1/2 lb. LEAN gd. beef or gd. turkey
1 Tbls. chili powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. red pepper, salt and pepper to taste
1 can of drained and rinsed kidney beans
2 tomatoes (diced)
1 avocado (diced)
1 chopped white or purple onion
1 head of iceburg lettuce (chopped)
1 Cup reduced- fat shredded cheddar cheese
Light or fat free thousand island dressing ( I use just 2 Tbls. or so)
Optional- salsa, black olives, sour cream
To make shells-
Make a ball with around an 8x10 sheet of aluminum foil ( no need to measure LOL just an estimate ;) )
Spray tortilla on both sides with cooking spray and lay the tortilla on top of the foil
Bake at 350 for around 7 minutes (as they bake the tortilla will form around the foil ball to make a "bowl" .
1.Brown gd beef with chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper, and salt and pepper in pan coated with cooking spray.
2. Add kidney beans and cook around 5 minutes longer. set aside
3. In separate bowl, mix all vegetables, (except avocado) and cheese
4. In tortilla bowl add the ground beef mix, then salad mix on top and finally, top with avocado and drizzle with dressing and any optional toppings.
5. Enjoy! :)