just a little preface...
This blog consist of meals that are practically all purchased with the help of my footstamp budget, I work full time, but as a single mom with two children at home I am classified as "poverty level". I thank God everyday that my children get good homecooked meals, because there are so many kids in the USA that go hungry every day. I just wanted to add this so if you think you cannot purchase good food and create good meals on a tight budget I hope my blog makes you think of food in a different way. noturtypicalgma

the only thing i ask in sharing these recipes with you, is that you must really love the person you serve them to....cooking is how i show my love to the special people in my life.....

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Steak Taco Salad

We love a good taco salad in our house usually we use hamburger, but we want to get away from the processed hamburger that you find in your grocery store. So tonight I made a chuck steak taco salad. We had homemade guacamole, cotija cheese, romaine lettuce, tomatos, and a spicy garlicky aji sauce. We of course had tortilla chips, you can make your own in the oven but this particular brand is not high in fat.
This is a fun dinner, the kids build their own and more than not they put everything on it maybe sans tomato, but then she adds salsa..go figure. This is a great weekend wind down, you can grill the steaks of your choice on the barbecue, and lay out all of the fixins, be adventurous and try different cheeses besides that taco blend. Make a salsa or sauce you would not normally try.Use romaine lettuce to up the vitamins, fresh guacamole is simple and easy to make, and vine ripe tomatos will be at their peak soon. So get ready for taco salad nite!

4 chuck steaks/steaks of your choice
grilled or pan cooked
2cups of romaine lettuce chopped
1 large vine ripe tomato diced
lime cut into wedges
cheese of your choice/we used a Mexican cotija
Salsa of your choice/we made an Aji sauce
baked tortilla chips/chips with no transfats

Aji Sauce
2 jalapenos deveined and seeded
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup of cilantro leaves
5-6 green onions/scallions
1tbsp vinegar
juice of 1 lime
salt to taste

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