Taco Salad Dip
Recipe from Old El Paso

Traditional taco salad ingredients are transformed into an ever-so-easy microwaved munchie.



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Ingredients
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    1/2  pound 
    lean (at least 80%) ground beef
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    1/4  cup 
    finely chopped green bell pepper
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    small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
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    1  16  ounce can 
    Old El Paso® refried beans
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    1  8  ounce can 
    tomato sauce
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    1  1  ounce package 
    Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix
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    red pepper sauce
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    clove garlic, finely chopped
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    1/2  cup 
    sour cream
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    1   tablespoon 
    shredded cheddar cheese
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    chili powder
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    Finely shredded lettuce, if desired

Directions
1.
In 1 1/2-quart microwavable casserole, crumble beef. Cover loosely; microwave on high 2 minutes 30 seconds to 3 minutes 30 seconds or until beef is thoroughly cooked. Stir and drain.
2.
Stir in bell pepper, onion, beans, tomato sauce, seasoning mix, pepper sauce, and garlic. Cover tightly; microwave on high 3 minutes. Stir; spread mixture in 9-inch microwavable pie plate. Cover; microwave on high 3 to 4 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
3.
In small bowl, mix sour cream, 1 tablespoon cheddar cheese, and the chili powder. Spread over beef mixture. Sprinkle with lettuce and additional cheddar cheese. Serve with corn chips.
Tips:

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Bored with iceberg lettuce? Switch to crispy romaine, a dark leafy green regarded as a good source of vitamin A and folate.
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Lighten up this taco treat with fat-free sour cream and reduced-fat cheddar cheese.
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