If you do it right, Taco Salad can be amazing. It’s one of my wife’s all time favorites. And she got really excited, when she heard me say that this was going to be my next video recipe post, because this salad has got it all. I’m talking about, not only, a great selection of salad ingredients but an array of toppings that really make this recipe pop. And it’s the combination of those ingredients that really make a great Taco Salad.
4 Major Taco Salad Ingredients
Unless you want to buy some of these pre-made ingredients, you’re going to need 3 other recipes and it doesn’t matter if you already have your favorite go to recipes or if you want to use mine. Either way, it is essential that you have a nice and thick Chili No Beans, a good Guacamole and of course homemade fresh Salsa. I would highly recommend making all of these, beforehand, yourself because let’s face it, store bought Guacamole, Salsa and Chili, never really measure up. But settling for canned ingredients isn’t the worst thing in the world and if that’s the way you decide to go, your salad will still turn out out pretty good. But I would highly recommend going the extra mile on this one and make everything fresh.
The fourth major ingredient, in my opinion, is of course optional but I think is very necessary; Sour Cream. No all you need is your favorite greens and chopped vegetables to make a salad and you’ll be well on your way.
Taco Salad Ingredients:
1 head Iceberg Lettuce, chopped or torn
1 Red Onion, sliced
4-6 Sweet Peppers, chopped
1 can Black Olives
8 oz Cherry Tomatoes
1 can Red Beans
2 cans Chili No Beans, RECIPE
1 pint Guacamole, RECIPE
8 oz Salsa, RECIPE
1 pint Sour Cream
1 lbs Cheddar Cheese
To make this Taco Salad, just follow the instructions in the video tutorial.
This Sloppy Joes recipe will take you back to those “melt in your mouth” childhood days when you didn’t stop eating until your stomach hurt. Even my wife mentioned she felt like Igor in the Disney Classic, “Ratatouille”, when his eyes lit up like light bulbs as he proceeded to drop his pen to the floor after he took his first bite. “It’s that good”, she said. So without further ado or more bragging, I give you another I give you Sloppy Joes!
If you like Chinese Wontons, you’re going to love this Red Sauce Wontons recipe. It’s generally sweet and spicy but you can control exactly how much you want of each, easily. It’s true that this recipe was once on P.F. Chang’s menu. I’m not quite sure if it is anymore but I’ve broken down a restaurant size recipe and created this family size equivalent with medium heat. So feel free to adjust the Chili Oil, Chili Paste and sugar to your desired preference.
Recipes made with Wontons
If you’re looking for more of a traditional Wonton Soup recipe, CLICK HERE. Also, I make the best Pot Stickers and my Shrimp dumplings recipe is amazing so you need to check those out too. Pot Stickers are also know as Gyoza, which is seasoned and flavor ground pork that is steamed inside of a wonton wrapper that is folded into a crescent moon shape and pan fried. Shrimp Dumplings are very similar, only they are stuffed with seasoned and ground shrimp, instead, then steamed and pan fried. Oh, and did I mention the Dipping Sauce? Mmm, mm, mm!