A friend gave me a memorial card she received from another friend. She had remembered I wrote recently about how memorial programs will get even more popular, more elaborate and much more creative in coming years.
This friend of a friend's memorial program included a recipe for Bill's "world famous" taco salad.
Here's the recipe:
1 pound ground beef
1 can (8 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 head iceberg lettuce
2 large red tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup coarsely cut green onion
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup Thousand Island dressing
1/2 cup Victoria salsa (hot)
3/4 cup sliced black olives
1 package taco seasoning
1/4 cup jalapenos sliced and chopped
Corn chips, coarsely crushed
Brown meat and drain fat. Add taco seasoning, 1/2 cup water and kidney beans. Simmer until moisture is absorbed. Remove from heat to cool. In a large bowl, break up lettuce, add olives, green onions, tomatoes and jalapenos and toss with 1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing. Add meat mixture (cooked and cooled), cheese, salsa and remaining Thousand Island dressing. Add more dressing if desired. Serve with corn chips tossed in.
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