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Del Monte Southwestern Taco Salad

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I love trying to put together new ingredients to create new recipes, sometimes I really score a flavorful meal that we add to our weekly rotation. This time my meal creativity was inspired by Del Monte. Del Monte has just added 2 new flavors of Southwestern Style petite tomatoes.  Del Monte® Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies and Del Monte® Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle. Chilies.

I put together a delicious Mexican Salad. I love a little kick in my food but I don’t like it to spicy. Hubby on the other hand he loves it when his mouth is on fire.  The Soutwestern Taco Salad meal I created was a happy medium for both of us.

taco-salad

Doesn’t that look tasty? I was really quite surprised that it only had a little kick to it and wasn’t too spicy. I made it with beef rice and ground chuck adding in a half a can of both Del Monte Petite Tomato cans. I was worried about the flavor being a little too spicy for me so I used beef rice instead of Spanish rice. I can’t wait to try it with the Spanish rice next time.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 can (drained) Del Monte® Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 1/2 can (drained) Del Monte® Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies
  • 1 lbs of Lean Ground Chuck
  • 1 pkg of Lipton Beef Rice or Spanish Rice (your preference)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • 1 Cup of Shredded (4) Cheese Mexican
  • Seasoning: Garlic, Salt, pepper, accent, Chili powder (to season to flavor)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Add ground chuck to frying pan season to flavor. Mix together with spoon or hands ( usually use my hands because it helps to mix it throughout  the meat) .

2. Fry meat until cooked using a spatula to break the meat down smaller mix.  Drain Fat.

3. Next open up your 2 cans of Del Monte® Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes and drain them adding half of each can to the cooked ground meat and heat.

4. While that heats take your package of Beef Rice or Spanish Rice and cook according to the directions ( I used to microwave for a faster meal).

5. Once meat and Del Monte diced cut tomato mixture is heated together add shredded Four Cheese Mexican to the mix. You can 1/2 cup or the whole bag depending on how cheesy you like it .  Sprinkle some over the top.

6. On plate spread out shredded lettuce. Spoon mixture of Rice on top.

7. Then add your beef, tomatoes, and cheese on top. I used a ice cream scooper.

8. Add teaspoon of sour cream

9. Can be used as a dip with Chips or stand alone meal.

10. ENJOY!

*note neither me or my husband likes onions or jalapeno’s but they can be added to spice things up

This meal is simple and quick just the way a busy mom likes it.

The new Del Monte Southwestern-Style Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes are the perfect way to spice up main dishes and snacking recipes. We’ve enjoyed Del Monte fresh fruits and vegetables for years. Del Monte canned tomatoes, fruits and vegetables contain the same essential nutrients as fresh varieties. The majority of Del Monte products are picked at the peak of ripeness and canned on the same day, to ensure nutrients and flavor are locked in.

disclosure:  The Del Monte products, information and two gift packs have been provided by Del Monte. the recipe and thoughts are 100% my own.

298 Responses to Del Monte Southwestern Taco Salad

  1. Danielle Wood

    chipotle chilies

  2. I would like to try the chipoltle variety. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  3. Adrienne gordon

    the green chiles one

  4. Michelle Hudak

    I’d like to try the Del Monte® Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies in chili

  5. the ones with chipotle
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  6. your recipe looks good – I’d switch out the ground beef for chorizo to really spice it up

  7. I’d try the tomatoes with chipotle

  8. The Del Monte® Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes w/ Chipotle Chilies!!

  9. debbie jackson

    your recipe looks fine to me. debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  10. debbie jackson

    the green chiles debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  11. Looks good, but I would use white cheddar instead of the mexican cheese

  12. I would like to try the 10 Minute Chili recipe

  13. Margaret Smith

    Your recipe sounds really delicious. The only change I would make is using Shreddar Cheddar cheese…my families favorite.

  14. Margaret Smith

    I’d love to try the Del Monte Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies in taco’s or homemade chili.
    Thanks so much.

  15. Keely Hostetter

    The one with Green Chilies

  16. i would like to try the Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies

  17. I like the ones with chiles

  18. I’d love to try the diced tomatoes with chipotle chilils in a recipe.

  19. i would like to try the Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies

  20. Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies