The colors from all the ingredients stand out and the spicy ground beef with nachos cheese crispy chips are oh.. so good together. You are going to really enjoy this one. It doesn't take long to make so I put it together right before we eat so the salad doesn't get soggy. You can plate this recipe plain or add a side dish like spanish rice, refried beens, salsa & chips, guacamole and sour cream.
1 bag of lettuce(your choice)
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped onion (your choice)
1 can pinto beans(standard size,drained & rinsed)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sliced or whole black olives pitted(optional)
1lb ground beef (drain most of the oil)
1 packet taco seasoning
3/4 cup water
2 cups of crumbled nacho cheese chips( I used Doritos nacho cheese)
1/2 cup mayonaise
First, fry the ground beef in a frying pan, drain most of excess oil. Then add the taco seasoning packet and water until thickened, remove from heat when done and let set until your ready to put in the salad.
Now in a large bowl place, lettuce tomatoes, onions, beans, olives, cheese, chips( I take a cup of chips in my hand and crunch them one time, or your preference), mayo and then ground beef. Next take tongs or salad spoons and toss the salad to mix. You may need to season to taste with salt, pepper and or mayo too( I like extra mayo in mine).
For plating I served the salad with a side of chips & salsa and sliced avocado. Like I mentioned earlier,there are many sides you can serve with this, even just a warm tortilla shell. Well enjoy!
Remember, have fun and make it yours.
And that's the "DISH" for today!