Friday, April 27, 2012

Taco Salad

I wanted to share these great taco shells that you find near the cheese,  in the dairy aisle of the grocery store.  You shape them over forms that are provided in the box and bake the shells for 6- 10 minutes.  It's like going out to eat at a favorite Mexican restaurant!! 

1 box Azteca shells, baked according to directions
The shells come in a flat box.
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 cup (or package) taco seasoning
3/4 cup water
shredded cheese
black olives
avocado, sliced
sour cream

Brown the ground beef while the shells are baking.  Drain the fat and then add the taco seasoning and water.  Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Put the lettuce into the shells and top with cheese, tomatoes, olives, avocado and sour cream and salsa.  Enjoy your delicious taco salad!!
You put together the form and drape the unbaked shells over it.
The baked shells ready to be filled!

I am sharing with: 

Mix It Up Monday!
On the Menu Monday
Your Cozy Home Party
Rock 'n Share Party
Full Plate Thursday
Thriving on Thursdays
Foodie Friday
Link & Greet Party
Seasonal Sundays


  1. MMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm loooove taco salad.

    Yours looks REALLY delicious, Kitty!

    Thanks for another great inspiration!

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  2. I love a good taco salad! I haven't noticed these shells in my local grocery. I'll have to take a closer look. Those fun shells really dress up a meal.

  3. who can resist a good taco salad! YUM!

  4. Oh my word...I'm sooo excited! I just made plans to have friends over for taco salad soon...I'm looking for these - what a special touch. Thanks for sharing - we LOOVE taco salad!

  5. Very nice, I haven't seen these in my grocery store. I'll have to take a closer look. Your salad looks great!

  6. Hi Kitty! Oh, I love taco salad and had one today at my favorite Mexican restaurant! :) Those shells looks good. I know most everything is better when cooked at home. I'll have to look for those!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  7. Ole! I'm ready for Cinco de Mayo. I love Taco salad!

  8. We used to have a store that carried the ready-made taco shells like this but it's so good to know that these are available. We haven't had taco salad in ages - it's one of my husband's favorites!

  9. Kitty,
    I've never seen these taco shells before. Thank you for sharing.
    I think a taco salad in a taco shell would be different thing for dinner some time.

  10. Looks great, we are having taco soup tonight, maybe we need to add taco salad to the menu.

  11. Your Taco Salad looks great! Happy Cinco de Mayo next Sat.

  12. Oh my gosh! I have never seen these great shells. I need to try them. We love Mexican food here at StoneGable... especially anything in a shell.
    Thanks for letting me know about those shells and for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  13. These look awesome! I can't wait to try these shells!


  14. would be great for supper tonight! Nice blog!

  15. What a wonderful way to present a salad. I've got to find these and try these. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. Oh how fun! I'm totally pinning this ... looks delicious, my kids will love it:)Thanks for sharing!~Poppy

  17. Hi Kitty!

    I have never seen these before, only the ones in the bakery dept. I love that they are baked and not fried.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party1

  18. I love those shells too....aren't they fun? I love tacos and other Mexican type foods, so I'd love to have dinner when you're serving these taco salads and your berry salsa and chips. I bet your family loves meal time. Thanks so much for dropping by my party this week.

  19. Hi Kitty,
    I love this salad! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen