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SANDRA'S SUPER VENISON TACO SALAD

A crowd-pleasing taco salad
that your guests will rave about...
Servings: (8)
Prep Time: 15 min |
Cook Time: 15 min.

Posted by Sandra

INGREDIENTS

1 lb. lean venison burger
--(or moose, beef, or buffalo)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large jar of medium spiced
Picante Salsa, divided
--(or mild if you like it less spicy)
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 head of iceberg lettuce,
torn into bite-size pieces
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 ripe roma tomatoes, chopped
2 sm. cans of sliced black olives, drained
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 regular-size bag Nacho Cheese Doritos chips, slightly crushed
1/2 bottle of store-bought Russian Dressing

Garnish options:
--Sour cream
--Green onions, sliced
--Jarred pickled jalapeno slices

METHOD

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the lean burger, and add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the taco seasoning, and a ½ cup of the salsa and simmer for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat, and let cool.

Meanwhile, tear the lettuce, and chop the bell pepper, and place them into a large bowl..  Add the tomatoes, olives, sharp cheddar cheese, and cooled meat mixture.

Just before serving, add crushed Doritos (so they retain their crunch), and pour in the remaining salsa and a 1/2 bottle of Russian Dressing.  Fold to combine. Serve with dollops of sour cream, a sprinkling of green onions, including a few pickled jalapeno slices. - Enjoy!


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Tip:  At times, I also like to add a can of black beans, which have been drained and rinsed; plus there are many other potential variations, although the recipe as stated is my personal favorite that I often make!

1 comment:

sandra said...

This is one of my family's favorite salads, it's like a main dish in itself...and a bonus because it is so quick and easy to make, including that it tastes so terrific!

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