To make the dish even easier, the recommended beans are prepared traditionally. This means that they are already soaked and cooked so you can drain and use right out of the glass jar.
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Homemade Taco Seasoning
It is very important to make your own taco seasoning for this recipe. The reason is that commercial versions typically contain irradiated herbs and/or additives and other substances that are best to avoid.
The taco seasoning recipe below is courtesy of Paula Jager, founder and head trainer at Crossfit Jaguar in Tampa, Florida. Thanks Paula!
Taco Salad Recipe (with easy homemade taco seasoning)
Easy, whole food taco salad recipe using fresh ingredients and grassfed meat to maximize nutrition. Includes recipes for homemade taco seasoning and dressing. Recommended tortillas are cooked in a healthy fat and suitable for those avoiding grains or corn as well.
Cook the ground beef over medium heat in a large skillet. Drain the juices into a second skillet and saute the chopped onion with the homemade seasoning until slightly caramelized.
Mix the onion/seasoning mixture into the skillet with the ground beef and set aside.
While the ground beef mixture is cooling, chop the lettuce, drain and rinse the jarrred beans and crush the tortilla chips (before opening the bag).
Add lettuce, tortilla chips pieces, beans and optional cheese to a large bowl.
Mix in the meat mixture and serve with dressing and optional sour cream, and salsa.
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