Friday, January 21, 2011

5 on Friday

For any new visitors, this is my "5 on Friday" series which is a main entree meal with 5 ingredients or less.  I post one every Friday.  It is tried and true; all the recipes I  post are ones that I have recently used for quick and easy family dinners (and often times budget friendly since I am frugal like that).
We had this Wednesday night.  It was very quick to make which was nice since we had youth group that night.  I didn't have a whole lot of time to prepare dinner. 
And the best part....the kids loved!!!  (which is always a good thing in our house)
Taco Salad
1 lb ground beef
1-2 roma tomatoes, diced
1 head lettuce, shredded
1 12 oz pkg. shredded cheddar cheese
1 bag tortilla chips, crushed (or if you want to have real taco salads you can use taco salad bowls that you can either make yourself with tortillas or purchase at the store; the store ones are pretty expensive)


1.  Cook ground beef in large skillet until golden brown.  Drain fat.
2.  Toss together shredded green lettuce, chopped tomotoes and cheese in large bowl.
3.  Mix ground beef into the salad.
4.  Crunch up tortilla chips and put in single serving bowl.
5.  Spoon salad into bowl over tortilla chips, mix

You can then add a dab of dressing of your liking.  I didn't include that as an ingredient since salad dressings typically are an item that most people have on an ongoing basis.  And since it is such a minimal part of the meal.

If you want to spice it up you can add a dollop of sour cream and salsa instead.


Simply beautiful and yummy, too!



  1. We throw in olives and use sour cream as our dressing. Mike adds hot sauce to his. One of our favorites. We're having nachos tonight, but mine might turn into taco salad <3

  2. Yeah, there are lots of additions to this one but since had to keep under 5 this is how we made it and then just gave the other "ideas". Thanks Shannon for always reading my blog and commenting!


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