The taco salad is a Mexican inspired dish.The
saladis a fried flour tortilla shell stuffed with shredded iceberg lettuceand topped with diced tomato, shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and/or salsa. The salad is topped with tacomeat (ground beef). Chicken is sometimes used instead. Often the salad has refried beanson the shell before the lettuce is added.
A "bowl" is a bed of
Spanish riceand refried beansdressed out similar to the taco salad.
The Taco salad first appeared in America in the 1960s.
The taco salad was mocked in a
Anheuser-Busch Real Men of Geniusradio advertisement due to the perceived irony of referring to a very high-calorie dish as a salad.
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