The ingredients in this salad are very simple, nothing fancy, yet still taste marvelous together.
I am a huge fan of Taco Salad. And Mexican food is one of my favorite food styles aside from Asian food. I probably cook Mexican cuisine at least once a week since I love it so much!
And a bonus — This meal can be prepared in 30 minutes or less!
I made tacos the other night and had seasoned ground beef and smashed avocados leftover that needed to be used up. Tonight felt like a fun night for Nachos because who doesn’t like to transform leftovers into something different and just as tasty?
For my chips, I grabbed a stack of corn tortillas, quartered them and then fried them up so I could make the nachos. My daughter helped and was having a great time ‘cooking’ with me.
Here’s what will be needed:
- Taco meat (I used leftover seasoned ground beef)
- Tortilla chips (which I made homemade from my Tortilla Chip Recipe)
- Shredded cheese
- Beans, tomatoes, green onions, diced avocado…whatever you like
- Toppings- Sour cream, salsa, guacamole, Sriracha sauce, etc
I greased a cookie sheet and then started to layer my ingredients: beginning by spreading out a layer of chips, next layered with some shredded cheese. Next I placed a layer of black beans, and another sprinkle of cheese and then a layer of seasoned beef topped with more shredded cheese.
Pop the cookie sheet into a 500º F oven for about 4 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
Remove from oven and serve with your choice toppings.
Fast, simple and definitely a crowd pleaser — and a great way to use up leftovers in the fridge!