Layered Nacho Taco Salad

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Sometimes it’s just too hot to cook.

While the temps haven’t really soared yet, it definitely feels hotter here in the Carolinas than it did just last week.  The humidity level has shot up and we’ve had lots of outdoor commitments – and most of them have been all day and in the sun.  I feel as if I’ve spent the past week in a sauna.

So when it came time to cook dinner, I really didn’t want anything warm. Something simple and cool but filling and fun seemed right, and so My Big Helper and I made this Layered Nacho Taco Salad.

We ended up with a spicy and (mostly) healthy salad that had some fun crunch, too.

Layered Nacho Taco Salad
Yields 4
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841 calories
52 g
180 g
51 g
49 g
29 g
757 g
877 g
10 g
0 g
19 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
757g
Yields
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 841
Calories from Fat 448
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g
78%
Saturated Fat 29g
144%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 180mg
60%
Sodium 877mg
37%
Total Carbohydrates 52g
17%
Dietary Fiber 10g
40%
Sugars 10g
Protein 49g
Vitamin A
678%
Vitamin C
83%
Calcium
58%
Iron
33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. ground meat - chicken, turkey, or beef (in the picture above, I used chicken)
  2. 2 T. Worcestershire sauce
  3. 1 onion, diced
  4. 1 green bell pepper, diced
  5. 2 t. cumin
  6. 1 t. ground black pepper
  7. 1/4 t. ground red pepper
  8. 1 c. shredded Monterey Jack and Colby Jack blend
  9. 2 heads of romaine lettuce
  10. 1-2 tomatoes
  11. 1 small cucumber
  12. carrots to suit, sliced
  13. Salad dressing - Catalina or Chipotle Ranch are great
  14. 1 bag of Nacho Doritos
Instructions
  1. Combine the meat, onion, and bell pepper in a skillet with the Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Brown until cooked through.
  3. Drain as necessary.
  4. Add seasonings and stir well.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Assemble the salad veggies on plates.
  7. Place a layer of Doritos on top of the veggies. Top that with cheese and then with the meat mixture.
  8. Crown the whole salad with tomatoes and your favorite salad dressing.
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calories
841
fat
51g
protein
49g
carbs
52g
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What’s your go-to meal when the temperatures rise??

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