10-Minute Taco Salad for One

When I was a kid, there were a few dinners that I got off the charts excited about.  Spaghetti, Meatloaf, Stuffed Cabbages, Steaaaaaak, anything involving potatoes, Paella, Hamburgers, Pizza, Macaroni and Cheese… ok maybe there were more than a few….  But one of the ULTIMATES was Taco Salad Night.  Just thinking about it makes my tummy rumble!

Last night, in anticipation of my very own Taco Salad Night, I pulled 4 ounces of 93% fat free turkey breast from the freezer to defrost.  I swear, freezing individually portioned meats (and meals) never ceases to bring me joy!

Four ounces of love:

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All I could think about ALL DAY at work was TACO SALAD!  I’m talking a serious unable-to-computate-numbers craving.  I could barely make it til 5.  Thankfully, my tasty taco salad for one cooks up in ten minutes flat—sooooo, I didn’t have too long to wait once I finally arrived at home.

Feast yo’ eyes!

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First up, I seasoned the defrosted turkey breast up with a little salt and pepper and cooked in a sauté pan until no longer pink.  Then I sprinkled on 1 tbsp of McCormick’s taco seasoning blend and a 1/4 cup a water, reduced the heat, and let the turkey simmer away until the liquid thickened.

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Meanwhile, I put 1/2 a bag of romaine lettuce on a plate and topped with some chopped tomato, onion, banana peppers, 2 tbsp fat free sour cream, and the secret ingredient:  10 smashed up baked nacho cheese Doritos.

10 minutes to tasty!

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When the hot meat hits the smashed Doritos and mixes in with the sour cream you get this deliciously cheesy slightly spicy oh-so-creamy sauce. 

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LOVE this taco salad!

Stats on the taco salad:  368 calories, 34g carbs, 11g fat, 26g protein, 8g fiber

 

 

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