Taco Tuesdays or Tequila Tuesdays: You Decide

Tuesday is Monday’s cousin. It isn’t even the middle of the week yet, Friday just seems so far away! You gotta find some way to make it fun! Insert: Taco Tuesdays! Or you know…if you like Tequila…it could be Tequila Tuesdays! Secret? I HATE tequila. Sorry. I do like frozen mango or strawberry margaritas and that is about where my tolerance for tequila ends.

Sometimes, I like to switch up our Mexican meals because there are just so many different ways to serve meat, beans and rice! I have shared my Mexican Skillet and my Salsa Chicken in the past. Today I wanted to give you an idea for an at home taco salad!


What you need:

meat – I prefer extra lean ground beef in my salad but you could use ground turkey or chicken
1 packet of taco seasoning
lettuce – I used a head of lettuce, chopped. Sometimes I buy the lettuce shreds if I am feeling lazy
1 can of black beans, drained


purple onion
Greek yogurt
southwest chipotle ranch dressing

What you do:

Cook your meat like you would for tacos. After my meat is browned, and I am adding my taco seasoning…I go ahead and toss the black beans in to get the flavoring too!

Layer lettuce, purple onions, tomatoes, and jalapenos.

Add the meat and black beans.


Top with greek yogurt, guacamole and dressing. (Sometimes I use salsa instead of dressing.)


The salad is delicious and filling! This is an easy recipe….if you can even call it a recipe. It is more like tossing stuff in a bowl! I just like to get inspired by simple ideas of what people are doing and that is why I wanted to share this today! Sometimes we get so caught up with Pinterest and all these fancy dishes that the basics get lost. I like the basics.

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  • Reply Joey March 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    We LOVE a good taco salad in this house!!! That looks delish! I’ll definitely have to give this one a try!

  • Reply brooke lyn March 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    tuesdays are the worst, way worse than mondays in my book, but tacos do make them better

  • Reply kathy @ vodka and soda March 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    i love taco tuesdays! we have that errrweek and it’s one of our fav themes. i use lettuce to wrap and the rest of the fam gets whole wheat tortilla. everything is made from scratch 🙂

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

  • Reply Kelli March 18, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I don’t really like Mexican food but I love Taco Salad!! This looks delish!!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth March 18, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    This is totally one of my go to meals! Plus I use that greek yogurt as a sour cream dupe all the time. I use to fool Mark until one night he caught me putting it on his now he refuses lol. I should just empty it into an old sour cream container…I swear it’s like raising a child sometimes 😉

  • Reply Jules March 18, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    mmm taco salad is the best! I hate tequila too – even the smell makes my stomach flip!

  • Reply Meegan March 19, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Baha I love the Tuesday is Monday’s cousin. Perfect description. We also have Taco Tuesdays in our house. I am going to have to make this salad next Tuesday, it looks so delicious! Also, I agree 100% on the Tequila thing! I am not sure why but I am not a fan unless it is in a Strawberry Margarita, even better if it’s from Chuy’s! I think it’s a lime + tequila thing. ick.

  • Reply Anna March 19, 2014 at 12:27 am

    We do Taco Tuesdays sometimes too. Yum.

  • Reply Angi March 19, 2014 at 2:08 am

    YUMMMM! This looks amazing! I love Mexican food so much. We literally go to this taco place here at least every other week. I say taco + tequila = Tuesday!

  • Reply Rachelle March 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Back in the day I would have said “Tequila Tuesday!! Woo Hoo!” in my party voice. These days I say “Taco Tuesday? Sounds good!” in my tired after work voice 🙂 So I’m very intrigued by you using greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I would love to do that but my husband will not get on board with that!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph March 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I always make tacos intending to eat them and then wind up making taco salad instead. Either way, OLE.

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