Hoot Owl Taco Salads

You'll be very wise, indeed, when you try a silly salad packed with veggies.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

Ingredients

4
slices (3/4 oz each) American cheese
1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
3
tablespoons Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
2/3
cup water
2
cups frozen O'Brien potatoes with peppers and onions (from 28-oz bag)
2
or 3 pitted small ripe olives, sliced
12
ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1/2
cup chopped leaf lettuce
  • 1 From each cheese slice, cut 2 (1 1/2-inch) rounds; reserve cheese scraps.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix, water and potatoes. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until hot. Stir in reserved cheese scraps until melted.
  • 3 Spoon beef mixture evenly into 4 (10-oz) ungreased custard cups. Top each with 2 cheese rounds to look like eyes of owl. Place olive slice on each cheese round to look like pupils of eyes. Add carrots to look like beak and ears; sprinkle lettuce to look like feathers on face.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    120),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    1040mg
    1040%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    26g
    26%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    17g
    17%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    80%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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