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Easy Taco Salad Flag - Fun July 4th Food Ideas - Family Fresh Meals

Taco Salad Flag

Easy Taco Salad Flag - Super easy! Perfect of Memorial Day or 4th of July. This fun dish only takes minutes to make and everyone will love it!
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef   or vegetarian crumble
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning   or 2 TBSP of my DIY Taco Seasoning
  • 4-6 cups tortilla chips
  • 4   cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup  pitted large olives sliced lengthwise
  • 2 cups  shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 cups cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over a medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain off any extra grease. Next,  stir in the water, salsa  and taco seasoning. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Place chips in a 13-in. x 9-in. dish.  Next spread beef evenly over the top of chips.
  • Cover beef  with a layer of lettuce.
  • Arrange olive slices together in the upper left corner to form stars. For the  stripes, alternate tomatoes and cheese.  I added a couple extra chips to the side of the dish for some extra crunch.
  • NOTE: If you are making this several hours in advance, I would skip placing the chips at the bottom of the taco salad and just serve them on the side.
  • Optional: I also like to drizzle a little bit of Italian dressing over the individual servings :)

Recipe Notes:

NOTE: If you are making this several hours in advance, I would skip placing the chips at the bottom of the taco salad and just serve them on the side.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 366kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 42g (14%)Protein: 22g (44%)Fat: 36g (55%)Saturated Fat: 12g (60%)Cholesterol: 70mg (23%)Sodium: 663mg (28%)Potassium: 460mg (13%)Fiber: 4g (16%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 730IU (15%)Vitamin C: 9.7mg (12%)Calcium: 331mg (33%)Iron: 3.1mg (17%)