This healthy and delicious weeknight meal is easy to put together and can satisfy all members of your family by allowing them to customize their own toppings and mix-ins! Use what you have on hand or get really creative and go all out! Here’s the recipe from Delish
1 lb. ground beef
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
2 tbsp. tomato paste
2 corn tortillas, cut into 1/4″ strips
2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, halved
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 c. shredded cheddar
1 c. Pico de Gallo
1 c. Sour cream
1/4 c freshly chopped cilantro
- In a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, brown beef, breaking up meat into small pieces using a wooden spoon. Season with salt and pepper and add taco seasoning, 2 tablespoons water, and tomato paste. Cook through, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside.
- In a sauté pan, add about 1/2″ of vegetable oil. Heat until hot but not smoking, then fry tortilla strips until golden brown. Transfer strips to a plate lined with paper towels and season with salt just after removing from hot oil.
- Assemble salad: In four bowls, layer romaine, tomatoes, black beans, and warm taco meat. Top with cheese, pico de gallo, and sour cream, then garnish with cilantro and crisp tortilla strips.