Patriotic Taco Salad
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min.
So cute! I used white cheddar instead of orange and put sour cream in the corner and sliced olives set as stars in the corner. I put extra ingredients on the table (like sour cream and olives) so people who didn't get the stars could have some of the flavor). So good! I make for everything! July 4th, Election day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day!
I added a can of refried beans on top of the beef mixture. It was very good. I also used gluten free tortilla chips as I am trying to cut down on my gluten. My guests really enjoyed it. I served it as a light dinner on July 4th as we had already eaten a big amount of food that day.
To make it more 4th of July I'll use taco sauce for more flavor, white cheese and out line the casserole with blue tortilla chips. Ill serve it with grilled tequilla lime chicken and pineapple/coconut slushies.
Cslowcookjw - you could use black beans instead of the olives. As Kristens198 suggested add a can to the meat mixture, reserving a few to sprinkle in the corner.
Have not made this yet. Would like to know what I can use rather than olives.
This was a great idea but I customized it for my cooking style. I added a can of black beans to add more protein and make it a meal. I also put chips on the side instead of the bottom layer. I used taco sauce and salsa instead of taco seasoning and tomato paste. Lastly, I used shredded mozzarella cheese for more red/white effect. It was a crowd favorite!
I use a White Cheddar Cheese instead of yellow, also can of slice olives. Serve the chips on the side=^..^= Yummmmmmm
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This Is SOOOO GOOOD. I will Make This Over and Over Again...
see my blog post at http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/07/patriotic-taco-salad.html