Making homemade taco salad bowls can add a little fun to a
traditional taco night. You can make it easier and faster by using
store bought tortillas but we'll show you how to make it with fresh
homemade tortillas as well.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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flour tortillas store bought or homemade
flour tortillas, one for each family member
1 lb. lean ground beef or ground chicken
1 can kidney beans or black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can whole corn, drained
1 can olives, sliced
6 Cups lettuce or greens, shredded
1green, red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1-2 Cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
taco sauce or salsa, if desired
sour cream or ranch dressing for topping
To prep your taco salad bowls, you will need ramekins or small bowls
that are oven safe or tin foil.
Spray each tortilla with cooking spray front and back and place your
tortilla inside your ramekin or oven safe dish. Making sure
top edges lap around the edges.
If you don't have ramekins or oven safe dishes, wad a sheet of tin
foil into a loose ball. Wrap tortilla around tin foil ball and place
tin foil side down on a cookie sheet.
Using fresh homemade tortillas
Using store bought tortillas
You can warm up store bought
tortillas for several seconds in the microwave and they will form
more easily around the ball or inside the bowls.
Bake in the oven at 450 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until golden
brown. Allow to cool slightly and take out of dishes.
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Compose your Taco Salad Bowls
Brown ground beef or ground chicken until no longer pink.
Season with salt and pepper and taco seasoning mix. Now prep
your taco salad ingredients by draining canned corn, beans and
olives. Chop peppers and tomato. Let each family member assemble
their own salad in their homemade tortilla bowl. Top with shredded
cheese, taco sauce, salsa, sour cream or salad dressing, if desired.