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Taco Salad

recipes Oct 24, 2020

Taco Salad


This is one of my kid’s favourite meals. They get a ton of greens, a great source of protein and some healthy fats.  I usually make about triple this recipe and freeze it. This is definitely a quick and easy dinner meal and they also like taking it for lunch.


Taco seasoning

  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp oregano, dried
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper
  • pinch cayenne

(mix the above ingredients together and will keep in air tight container for 3 months. Can double/triple the recipe so that you have some ready for next time)


Meat mixture

  • ¼- ½ chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsps ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp grass fed collagen
  • 1 lb ground beef (preferably grass fed)
  • Water or vegetable broth


Salad ingredients

  • 2 heads of organic romaine lettuce
  • cherry tomatoes
  • grated cheese
  • Organic Nacho chips
  • sour cream
  • salsa


KID TIP: I like onions but my kids always manage to find them and pick them out so now I puree the onion and garlic into a paste and add it to the beef mixture.



  • Add beef to frying pan, medium to low heat.  If you would like you can drain and rinse when beef is cooked.
  • Add onions (or pureed onions/garlic) for 3-5 minutes, then garlic and all the spice mixture.
  • Add water or broth to keep mixture moist. Let simmer for 10-30 minutes (the longer you leave it the more the flavours enter the meat).
  • Add in flax seed plus grass fed collagen and maybe more liquid.
  • Mix all of the salad ingredients together and then add as much beef mixture as you like.  The kids eat a ton of lettuce with this dish. I also yikes, let them have it with Doritos instead of Organic chips…sorry, but we are entering the teen years and it’s getting a little more challenging to keep it all clean.



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