Taco Bowls with Guac-A-Salsa Salad

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Taco Bowls with Guac-A-Salsa Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 package corn tortilla chips, any brand or color (yellow, blue, red or white) will do
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped, divided
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Coarse salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 firm Haas avocados
  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • A handful of cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups each shredded Monterey Jack or sharp cheddar cheese (10 ounces each)
 

Preparation

Lightly crush the chips by popping open the bag and giving the chips a few light whacks with a frying pan – be careful that they don’t fly out of the sack! Hold the bag loosely at the top with one hand while you crush the chips with the other.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons EVOO, two turns of the pan. Add the beef to the skillet and brown and crumble it, 5 minutes. To the browned meat, add half the jalapeño peppers, three-quarters of the chopped onions and all of the garlic. Season the meat with the cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook together for 5 minutes more, then add the water and reduce the heat to low. Adjust the salt, to taste.

Halve and separate the avocados. Remove the avocado pits with a spoon. With the skin intact, using a small knife, dice the avocado while still in the skin. Scoop out the diced flesh and place in a bowl. Combine the tomatoes, remaining onions, jalapeños, and cilantro gently with the avocado and dress the salad with the juice of 1 lemon, remaining EVOO, and salt, to taste.

Layer a 1-2 handfuls of chips in soup or chili bowls and top with a handful of cheese. Fill the bowls with taco meat and top with more cheese, then mound up some salad on top and serve.

Serves 4. Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray.

 

 
 

 

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