I was craving taco salad something fierce! Taco Bell wasn't an option, so I decided to make one at home. Being that I like to eat clean, I wanted an alternative to picking up a taco seasoning packet that may be full of added ingredients I can't pronounce. So here is the taco seasoning I tweaked from a recipe I found:
~1 Tbsp. chili powder
~3/4 Tbsp. cumin
~1/2 Tbsp. onion powder
~1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder
~1 tsp. oregano
~Dash of paprika
~ 1/4-1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
This is enough seasoning for 1 lb. of your ground meat of choice. I think my favorite is organic, grass-fed beef. Using ground (white) turkey is tasty, too! Let the meat brown, mix in the seasoning, add a small amount of water to help mix things together (a couple of Tbsp.), and let it all get happy for a few minutes.
I enjoy shredded lettuce, organic black beans, a good serving of meat, diced cherry tomatoes, guacamole, and caramelized onions in my salad. Aside from the beans it fits my paleo/primal plan. No cheese or sour cream needed, I promise it's that good! If you want to be adventurous, eat the meat and guacamole on fresh jicama slices instead of tortilla chips. Yummy!