What I love about recipes like taco salad is that each person can make theirs to satisfy their own taste. This makes it an instant crowd pleaser. To make the shells, I baked mine in the oven in tortilla shell makers like these. This is easy and healthier than frying them!
1 pound ground beef
1 taco seasoning packet
1-2 cans refried beans
Suggested additional toppings: salsa, lettuce, tomato, black olives and cheese (for those not allergic).
Preheat oven to 350o. Bake the tortillas in the tortilla shell pans for about 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Allow to cool a few minutes in the pans. As they cool, they will become crisper. Brown the meat in a large skillet. Drain. Add taco seasoning and recommended water on the seasoning packet. Warm the beans in microwave or on the stove top. Transfer tortilla shells to a plate fill with beans, taco meat and desired toppings.