Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Southwestern Taco Salad

Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Southwestern Taco Salad
Cristina prepares a fresh and flavorful salad from the Cedar Cove cookbook!

Ingredients (serves 4 to 6)

  • 3 medium flour tortillas, each cut into 16 wedges
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 ears corn, kernels scraped from cob
  • 1 pound chuck
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • ¾ Cup plain yogurt or sour cream
  • ¼ Cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Cups iceberg lettuce, torn or chopped into 2-inch pieces (about ½ pound)
  • 1 small avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into thin wedges


  1. Preheat oven 350°F. Spread tortilla wedges in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet; drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Bake about 10 minutes until crisp. Turning once.
  1. Remove from oven and let cool
  1. Warm 1 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add corn kernels; cook 3 minutes, stirring until slightly charred on both sides.
  1. Over medium heat, cook beef 6 minutes (until no longer pink) stirring often. Stir in charred corn, beans, salsa, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and ½ lime juice.
  1. In a small bowl, whisk yogurt or sour cream along with the remaining lime juice and cilantro, blend well
  1. In a large serving bowl, toss lettuce and avocado. Nestle beef mixture in center of salad.
  1. Drizzle with yogurt dressing
  1. Garnish servings with tortillas.

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