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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Taco Salad Santa Barbara

over here at Farmhouse Kitchen, we have a traditon. when it's late summer and we start getting into our indian summer weather....100 degrees...we have a traditon. we make TACO SALAD. this recipe is from the 1960's and was given to my mother from a neighbor when we lived in santa barbara. we had it last night.

Taco Salad Santa Barbara

3/4 lb hamburger, cooked and drained

one 8 oz.can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

one 8 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

one red pepper, diced

one yellow pepper, diced

one tomato, diced

1/2 cup diced red onion

1/4 cup diced green onion

3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

2-3 cups iceberg lettuce, sliced

1 cup tortilla chips...lightly crushed

one bottle KRAFT catalina dressing ( this is the secret...i don't like french dressing...but the spicy sweet really works here) use as much dressing as desired to taste

toss everything in a bowl

garnish with olives, sour cream, avocado and cilantro