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For salad
  Iceberg lettuce head 1 , shredded
  Romaine head 1 , chopped
  Grated sharp cheddar cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated monterey jack cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped cilantro 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomatoes 2 Large, skinned, seeded, and chopped
  Scallions 6 , chopped
For ground meat mixture
  Ground beef/Ground chicken / turkey 1 Pound
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Chili powder 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Garlic salt 1 Teaspoon
  Onion powder 1 Teaspoon
For dressing
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Limes 4 , juiced
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon

Place all the salad ingredients in a large salad bowl.
In a medium-size saute pan over medium heat, saute the meat in the oil.
When browned, add the remaining ingredients and saute briefly.
Drain the meat and set aside to cool.
Blend the dressing ingredients well and stir the dressing into the salad.
Mix the meat into the salad.
You can serve in warmed taco salad shells or warmed flour tortillas, or with crispy or soft corn tortillas.
Or you can simply serve it as a salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3767 Calories from Fat 2821

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 326 g501.8%

Saturated Fat 103.9 g519.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 571.6 mg190.5%

Sodium 4473.6 mg186.4%

Total Carbohydrates 77 g25.7%

Dietary Fiber 30.3 g121.3%

Sugars 29 g

Protein 154 g307.1%

Vitamin A 1165.5% Vitamin C 246%

Calcium 215.5% Iron 89%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Taco Salad With Cheese & Cilantro Recipe