Friday, February 25, 2011

King Tuscar's Taco Salad

The Tuscaren Glacier is cold. And yes, that's an understatement. You'd think that King Tuscar and Queen Tula would get tired of being cold all the time! I mean, even their minions are cold! Icebound skeletons, frostbound skeletons, iceweaver hatchlings and the ice lords. Really? Riding the cold themed train are we? Well there is one hot thing in the whole Glacier (besides the Queen) that Tuscar enjoys! Taco salad!

This taco salad is the perfect combination of crunchy and smooth. Salty and creamy. Hot and cold. You start with some crunchy corn chips on the bottom, top it with meat and cheese, then top that with salad and ranch with taco sauce. Or sour cream and salsa! Or any combination of any toppings you'd like!

This makes a great meal for nights when you're going to be venturing into the Glacier. It's easily eaten with one hand and if you buy bigger corn chips then you don't even need a fork! It's quick cooking and if you know you're gonna be gaming in advance then you could cook the meat in advance. So all you need to do is heat it up the night you eat it.

I know why this is a favorite in King Tuscar's little fam because it's a favorite in mine too. It combines everything my husband wants (meat & cheese!) and everything I want (salad!) in one scrumptious meal.

Taco Salad

4 Servings | Total Time: 15 min | Apprentice

  • 1lb Ground Beef or Turkey
  • 1 Taco Seasoning packet
  • 1 bag Corn Chips (Frito)
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 bag Iceberg Lettuce (shredded or salad style)
Recommended Addons:
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Sour Cream
  • Taco Sauce
  • Salsa
Craft: Cook and crumble ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until completely browned and no longer pink. Drain then add taco seasoning packet. On a plate, spread a layer of corn chips, 1/4 of the ground beef, 1/2 cup of cheese and 1/4 of the lettuce. Top with desired addons and serve.

Strategies: For a healthier version, use lean ground turkey breast and low-fat/fat free toppings. You won't taste a difference!

LFM: Jello!

  • Ground Turkey $1.50
  • Taco Seasoning packet $1.00
  • Corn Chips (Frito) $1.50
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese $2.00
  • Bag of Iceberg Lettuce $1.50
Total Cost: $7.50
Cost Per Serving: $1.88

Category: Raid Night, Critical Hits, Cheat Codes

1 comment:

  1. I love taco salad! I have made it with tofu crumbles and it taste good that way too! I am following you on GFC as RambleSAHM!
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