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Light Taco Bowl Salad

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25 Min

You'll find taco salad at potluck luncheons and dinners -- but this one's lighter. And, presented in a taco bowl, it's super-easy to serve, tastes amazing and looks like a work of art.

What You'll Need

  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas, at room temperature
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 of a medium-sized head iceberg lettuce, shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sweet and spicy French dressing

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place 4 oven-proof soup bowls on a rimmed baking sheet. Coat both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray.
  2. Carefully mold tortillas into bowls. Place another oven-proof bowl on top of each tortilla. Bake 7 to 9 minutes, or until tortillas hold their shape. Carefully remove top bowls and bake tortillas (still in bottom of  bowls) an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until tortillas are crisp and golden. (If you don't have enough bowls, bake these one or two at a time.)
  3. Remove tortillas from bowls and allow to cool on a wire rack. In a medium skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat 10 minutes, or until no pink remains.
  4. Drain off excess liquid. Stir in taco seasoning and water; reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Place shells on a plate and fill each 3/4 full with lettuce.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of beef mixture then sprinkle evenly with tomatoes, green peppers, cheese, and scallions. Drizzle 2 tablespoons French dressing on top. Serve immediately.

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Mix up Refried Beans with your choice of salsa and put it in a corner of the shell or coat the bottom. Great... like Taco Bell. As for JJ's question- I eat the sides as crackers with the salad and the soggy bottom with all the different flavors soaked in at last.

How is the bowl eaten? Brecking it in to pieces or what?


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