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Mexican Taco Salad

  • Prep
    60 min
  • Cook
    30 min
  • Servings
    6

Mexican Taco Salad

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 250 ml (1 cup) Neilson sour cream
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) ground cumin
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped
  • To taste brown sugar

 

Salad

  • 2 onions, chopped finely
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) oil
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) ground cumin
  • 675 g (1 1/2 lb) ground beef
  • 45 ml (3 tbsp) tomato paste
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp) mild Mexican chilli powder
  • 500 ml (2 cups) water
  • To taste salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sufficient quantity shredded lettuce
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced
  • 360 g (12 oz) Saputo mild cheddar cheese, grated
  • 12 corn tortillas, cut in strips and fried (or commercial tortilla chips)

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, sweat the onion, jalapeno and garlic for about 8 minutes. Add the cumin and cook another 2 minutes. Add the meat and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink. Add the tomato paste, chilli powder and water. Season with salt and pepper and continue cooking until almost all the liquid has evaporated. Transfer to the middle of a large serving platter.
  3. Arrange the shredded lettuce around the meat mixture, top with diced tomatoes and cucumber and sprinkle with cheddar.
  4. Serve with the tortilla chips and sauce.

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