Hot Taco Salad

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Salsa adds lots of flavor to this warm salad. From "Recipes for Busy Cooks" by the Rice a Roni folks.

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  • add   1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips (optional)
  • add   3/4 lb lean ground beef
  • add   1 teaspoon chili powder
  • add   4 cups shredded lettuce
  • add   1/2 cup salsa
  • add   1 medium tomato
  • add   sour cream (optional)
  • add   1 (6 7/8 ounce) package beef flavored Rice-A-Roni
  • add   2 ounces shredded monterey jack cheese or cheddar cheese
  • add   1/2 cup chopped onions


  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onion; drain.
  2. Remove from skillet; set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, prepare Rice a Roni Mix as package directs.
  4. Stir in meat mixture, salsa and chili powder; continue cooking over low heat 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Arrange lettuce on serving platter.
  6. Top with rice mixture, tomato and cheese.
  7. Top with Tortilla chips, if desired.
  8. Add a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
  9. Makes 5 servings.
  10. Enjoy!