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Taco bowls for taco salads

September 24, 2012 - 11:43am -- AnnaInMD

Hi, everyone,  ok, I received my order of large taco bowl molds and armed myself with 5 lbs of masa harina.  My first attempt at the bowls/shells was very very awful. They were thick and took forever to bake to a slight brown since no fat was involved (I guess).

The instructions tell me that I am supposed to roll out the dough very very thin and then transfer into the mold.  Yes, but they didn't say how.

The dough tears, if I am lucky enough to even get it off the plastic wrap which was sprayed with a bit of oil.

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Yield 3-5 servings


1/4 lb. ground beef

2 Tbsp. taco seasoning mix (more if needed to taste)

1-2 tsp. ranch dressing mix (optional)

1 tsp. onion powder

1 cup canned, diced tomatoes, undrained

1/4 -1/2 cup corn

1 cup kidney beans

1 cup black beans

1/4 cup water if mixture is too thick


Topping Ideas

cheese, olives, green onions, sour cream, tortilla chips





1. In a large saucepan, brown ground beef over medium heat, stir and break up meat as it cooks.  Drain grease from meat using strainer. 


2. Add remainder of ingredients.  When mixture comes to a boil turn temperature down to simmer.  Cover and simmer for 15-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 


3. Serve over corn chips in a bowl.  Add toppings.

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