Zesty Beef & Chorizo Taco Salad with Black Beans & Crispy Tortilla Strips

fresh ingredients

IN THE KIT

  • 10 oz
    ground beef
  • 4 oz
    chorizo sausage (1 link)
  • 14 oz
    can organic black beans
  • 2 oz
    Zesty taco blend
  • 6 oz
    avocado crèma
  • 4 x
    corn tortillas
  • 4 oz
    carrot
  • 1 oz
    cilantro
  • 1
    romaine heart
  • 2
    roma tomatoes
  • ½
    lime
  • 1 oz
    green onion

Not Included

Salt & pepper

Olive oil 

 

Kitchen Items Needed

Box grater

Zester (optional)

Baking sheet 

Large skillet

Large bowl 

Plate 

cook along

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Preheat the oven to 425°F with a rack in the centre;

Finely chop half of the green onion, thinly slice remaining green onion;

Finely grate 1 teaspoon lime zest & squeeze all of the lime juice into a large bowl;

Coarsely chop tomatoes;

Thinly slice romaine crosswise, discarding end;

Finely chop cilantro leaves & stems;

Grate carrot;

Remove casing from sausage & crumble. Set aside on a plate.

1Marinate Tomatoes

Add chopped scallions to large bowl with lime zest & juice. Whisk in 1 tablespoon oil. Add tomatoes to dressing & toss gently to combine. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Let tomatoes stand at room temperature to marinate until serving.

2Bake Strips

Brush tortillas lightly with oil. Season with a pinch each of salt & pepper. Stack oiled tortillas; cut into ¼-inch strips. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake on center rack, stirring once, until golden brown, 8–12 minutes (watch closely as ovens vary).

3Brown Beef & Sausage

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add ground beef, sausage & taco spice blend. Season with salt & pepper. Cook, breaking up into large pieces, until meat is browned & cooked through, 5–7 minutes. Carefully spoon off any excess fat.

4Cook Beef & Beans

Add beans & their liquid to skillet with beef. Simmer over medium-high until beans are warm & liquid is slightly reduced, 2–3 minutes. Remove from heat. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

5Finish Salad

Add sliced green onion, romaine, cilantro & half the tortilla strips to marinated tomatoes, tossing gently to combine. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

6To Serve

Serve salad with seasoned beef & beans spooned over top, remaining tortilla strips, shredded carrots & drizzle with avo crèma. Enjoy!