Friday, February 18, 2011

Taco Salad Bowls...

I just had to share one of my favorite here.Taco Shell Pans. They are sold in a package of two. There are two sizes, this is the larger one. I have the smaller one that I make for my girlies when they are here and they also make cute little bowls for dip. What's nice about these bowls is they are baked and not fried. This cuts way back on calories and they aren't greasy. A friend of mine says she bakes these after they are sprayed with regular Pam and sprinkles cinnamon and sugar on them. She serves ice cream in them..I haven't tried this yet, but I am sure that I will.

I spray the pan before the burrito size flour tortilla is placed in the pan. I use either regular Pam or olive oil spray.

I spray the flour tortillas just a little bit. Prick with a fork so the tortilla won't bubble up. Bake at 350-375 for 10-15 minutes until they are a light golden brown.

Remove from the pan and let the tortilla cool. The tortilla will shrink about a half inch. I have found I like Mission Tortillas the best. Mission Tortillas may be just a California company.

I have a lazy susan that fits in the center of my table that I fill with all the toppings if I am serving this for guests. This is what I fill our bowls with.

Refried beans
Taco meat, ground beef or chicken
Shredded lettuce
Diced avocado or guacamole
Sliced black olives
Shredded cheddar cheese
Thinly sliced green onion
Diced tomato
Dollop of sour cream
Some people like salsa as a dressing, I prefer Kraft Catalina Fat Free dressing.
The toppings are really a personal choice.

This has really been a fun meal when we have company and it's so easy to do two tortilla bowls for just my husband and me.

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