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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Grandma's Taco Salad


Grandma Judy's Taco Salad

This is a recipe from Scott's mum, Judy.  She's a great cook, and I've learned so much from her over the years!  Isn't she cute?  I love this picture!

When Scott was born, the family MacIntyre was living in California, where they were introduced to all sorts of American things, like...taco salad.  This recipe is very flexible, so bear with me on the amounts.  Once again, it's one of those guesstimate recipes.

Brown 1 lb. ground beef, season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Drain and set aside.  In a large salad bowl, shred one head of iceburg lettuce.  Add about a cup of grated cheddar cheese, one can of drained and rinsed kidney beans, two chopped tomatoes, and a diced onion, if you like.  In a small bowl mix about a cup of Miracle Whip salad dressing with a generous squeeze of ketchup.  Add enough ketchup so it's the color of thousand island dressing.  Or use thousand island dressing, actually!  Toss the meat in with the salad, add the salad dressing and mix it up.  If you have to make a little more dressing, do so, you want everything coated really good.  Then take a big bag of Doritos, smash it up, and mix it in with the salad.  That's it, you're done, enjoy!

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