Hungry Monday: a taco salad recipe


Forget tortilla chips — use Corn Flakes. Easy-peezy! 

Layered Taco Salad

1 pound ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
3/4 cup water
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup salsa
1 cup sour cream
1 can refried beans
2/3 cup Corn Flakes

Brown ground beef, drain. Return to skillet and add contents of one envelope of taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup water. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Heat refried beans. Cover bottom of a casserole dish with Corn Flakes. Gently spread dollops of refried beans over the corn flakes. Top with ground beef mixture.

Sprinkle shredded cheddar over beef. Top with shredded lettuce, another layer of Corn Flakes and more shredded cheddar. Top with salsa and sour cream. (You could add complete layers of the salsa and sour cream, but I opted to decorate the top!)

Sprinkle with a bit of cheese and a few flakes.


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  • comment-avatar
    Julie February 28, 2011 (12:19 pm)

    Yummy looking!

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    Laurie February 28, 2011 (12:54 pm)

    I love this recipe- the corn flakes add the crunch but keep it light!!

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    Connie February 28, 2011 (8:03 pm)

    Are you practicing for Iron Chef!

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      Farmgirl March 1, 2011 (7:33 am)

      No, but I guess it’s time to think of some new recipes, isn’t it!