Because its Friday, summer and fairly hot I thought I’d pass along a super easy recipe for taco salad.  Hubby even likes this (I know some men do not consider salad a meal by itself).  This recipe is really easy and very hearty…you could have extra tortilla chips and maybe heat up a jar of queso if you worry it won’t be substantial enough for super hungry in your home.

You can also use this for a ladies lunch if your friend’s enjoy Mexican food.  It’s not too spicy but does have a little kick if you add spicy salsa.  Guacamole is a wonderful addition to this salad, as is sour cream.  This is a good basic salad with plenty of room for you to use your imagination.

Enjoy and have a wonderful mid-July weekend.

Trader Joes Taco Salad



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 bag Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 16-ounce jar Trader Joes chucky salsa
  • Grated cheese
  • 1 14-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14-ounce can corn, drained
  • Chili powder, Lawry’s seasoned salt, cayenne pepper to taste
  • Tortilla chips


Preparation Instructions


Sauté ground beef until golden brown.  Add all other ingredients except lettuce and grated cheddar.  Serve meat mixture over top of a bed of lettuce, top with grated

cheese and crushed tortilla chips.


Serves 4-6