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Taco Salad in Fried Tortilla Bowls Dinner for Two

a taco salad with sour cream and dressing

Taco Salad in fried tortilla bowls are easy and delicious. These homemade edible bowls are deep fried to a crispy golden brown, then filled with taco meat and fresh taco salad ingredients.

This recipe is the perfect summer time, or any time, dinner for two or romantic impressive date night meal. This is NOT diet food.

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It’s easy and quick to prepare and the flavor combination is amazing.

Need a dessert to go with it? Try these Soft Batch Cookies or this small Fruity Brownie Pizza.

How to make Taco Salad in Fried Tortilla Bowls:

For this recipe you will need a deep fryer and a steel soup ladle. If you don’t have them you can get them here Stainless Steel Soup Ladle and here Presto Electric Cooker/Steamer.

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Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F.

When the oil is fully heated, place one tortilla very gently into the oil. Press it down using a steel soup ladle very slowly until the tortilla is touching the bottom. If needed, use tongs to help place the tortilla correctly. The sides of the tortilla will float up around the ladle forming the bowl shape.

a ladle pressing a tortilla down into hot oil

Fry the tortilla until brown and crisp about 2 or 3 minutes.

Using tongs, very carefully remove the tortilla from the oil and place upside down on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet to drain.

a fried tortilla bowl draining upside down on a rack

Repeat with the second tortilla.

While the tortillas drain, brown the ground beef and onion in a frying pan over medium heat. Drain the grease, then add the taco seasoning and cook according to the package directions.

taco meat cooking in a pan

Add the black beans to the taco meat and cook until heated through.

taco meat with black beans cooking in a pan

To assemble the salad, turn the tortilla bowls up-side right. Fill each with lettuce, taco meat mixture, tomato, cheese, sour cream, and Catalina dressing.

Taco Salad in Fried Tortilla Bowls

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Taco Salad in Fried Tortilla Bowls

Taco Salad in Fried Tortilla Bowls

Taco Salad in fried tortilla bowls are easy and delicious. These homemade edible bowls are deep fried to a crispy golden brown, then filled with taco meat and fresh taco salad ingredients. This is NOT diet food.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the Bowls:

  • Oil for deep frying
  • 2 burrito sized tortillas

For the Salad:

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 cup can black beans (drained)
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 3 cups lettuce (shredded or diced)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 1 cup cheese (shredded)
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 4 Tbsp Catalina salad dressing

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 C). Click for a deep fryer.
  2. When oil is fully heated, place one tortilla very gently into oil. Press it down using a steel soup ladle very slowly until tortilla is touching the bottom. If needed, use tongs to help place tortilla correctly. The sides of the tortilla will float up around the ladle forming the bowl shape. Click for a steel soup ladle.
  3. Fry tortilla until brown and crisp about 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. Using tongs, very carefully remove tortilla from oil and place upside down on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet to drain.
  5. Repeat with second tortilla.
  6. While tortillas drain, brown ground beef and onion in a frying pan over medium heat.
  7. Drain grease, then add taco seasoning and cook according to package directions.
  8. Add black beans to taco meat and cook until heated through.
  9. To assemble salad, turn tortilla bowls up-side right. Fill each with lettuce, taco meat mixture, tomato, cheese, sour cream, and Catalina dressing.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1392 Total Fat: 74g Saturated Fat: 29g Trans Fat: 4g Unsaturated Fat: 37g Cholesterol: 198mg Sodium: 2730mg Carbohydrates: 109g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 21g Sugar: 18g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 73g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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