Salads

Doritos Taco Salad

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This Doritos Taco Salad meal may not be on the top 10 “healthy” list, but it’s hearty, quick, & easy with most ingredients that are kept on hand. My kids cheer when we have it, which always makes me smile. I also get pretty excited about this meal, reminds me of my childhood where corn was our main vegetable. I pretty much devour this meal when we eat it.

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1 lb. ground beef, cooked
2 cans black beans, drained
2 cups frozen corn kernals
1/2 green bell pepper finely chopped
approx. 1 T. taco seasoning
Mix In
1/2 bag (as desired) nacho Doritos chips, crushed
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Toppings
1 avocado, sliced
dollop of sour cream
lettuce
tomatoes
more cheese
You can cook the beef/bean ratios as you’d like with more or less meat. This is the ratio I use for my family of 6. After the beef browns, add the black beans, bell pepper, and frozen corn (I prefer frozen, but you can use canned). Cook a few minutes until warm and bell pepper softens. Add taco seasoning to taste. Mix in the Doritos and cheese. Top with any toppings of your choice. *I use this taco base (ground beef, black beans, bell pepper, seasoning, and sometimes corn) for a lot of my Mexican dishes: burritos, tacos, quesadillas, etc. Sometimes I’ll substitute it with chicken, and even add kidney beans. I don’t like onions, and see bell pepper as a great substitute that makes both my hubby and I happy.
Nutritions

Calories
1007

Sodium
236mg
9% DV

Fat
35g
55% DV

Protein
64g
129% DV

Carbs
96g
32% DV

Fiber
26g
106% DV

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3/4 c granulated sugar
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 c mashed banana
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t almond extract
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
coarse sugar
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Nutritions

Calories
205

Sodium
262mg
10% DV

Fat
0.55g
0% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
44g
15% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV