Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Taco Salad Time! Make it Fun with Good Cook inspired Tortilla Bowls

 I am part of the Good Cook Blogger Program and received these products for review. All opinions and experiences are my own. #‎goodcookkitchenexprt‬

There is so much going on during the Summer months that I usually have a few go-to meals I slip in almost weekly. Grilled chicken and vegetables, check. Waffles with fresh fruit and whipped cream, check. And then there is taco salad.

Even my kids go nuts for taco salad night. But, I have a secret. I plan to make our usualy taco salad night even more fun with these easy tortilla bowls. Baked, not fried, they only take 15 minutes to create. Doesn't everyone love to eat dinner in an edible bowl?

Taco Salad Bowls

You Will Need:

  • 6 flour tortillas
  • grapeseed oil spray
  • taco seasoning
  • 1 c. ground beef
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • grape tomatoes
  • avocado, sliced
  • sour cream
  • catalina dressing
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Spray the inside of both pan halves liberally with grapeseed oil. Spray the tortillas lightly and dust with taco seasoning. Fit flour tortillas into the pan by ruffling the tortilla edges till they fit. Put the top on lightly, the pan mayb not close due to the tortilla's size. Don't worry.

Bake for 14 - 16 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown and the tortilla becomes crispy. Remove from the oven and let the shells cool on a wire rack.

While the tortillas bake, brown the ground beef and season lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool and drain.

Assemble all the remaining salad ingredients and fill your salad bowl to suit your tastes. Top with sour cream and catalina dressing.


Now doesn't that look yummy? These bowls are perfect portions for me... big eaters can grab an extra bowl if they want.

Okay, this is another fun and versatile Good Cook product. Use it for a savory dish, like these taco salads in edible flour tortilla bowls or whip up something sweet. I am planning to make a black bottom bowl to hold some homemade strawberry ice cream topped with vanilla rhubarb sauce.  Good Cook just happened to throw a Twister ice cream scoop in my box with the pan. Yeah, stay tuned for that fun...

My thoughts on the pan? I didn't have any trouble cleaning it up. Of course, I did use oil, so it wiped up easily, but I have had good success with easy cleaning and durability with all my Good Cook products.

You can grab your own Bake-a-Bowl pan set on the Good Cook site. While you are there, use CODE: BAKEBOWL to get a 25% off coupon to goodcook.com for the Good Cook Sweet Creations.

You can also find the Bake-a-Bowl at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Ready to dig in?

Be sure to check out all the other Bake-a-Bowl creations from Good Cook Experts and then be sure to enter to win a pan set for yourself.

You can follow Good Cook on twitter (@GoodCookcom) and see all the fun we are baking up in the kitchen by checking out the hashtags #goodcookcom and #sweetcreations.

What would you bake into bowl form?

Be inspired...

Giveaway Time!!
If you made it all the way down here, you must really want to win this pan for yourself. I have one pan to give away to one lucky reader. This giveaway will end 5/23/2014 at midnight PST. Winner must be 18, US only. Good luck!

Disclaimer - One prize per household for each Good Cook event. If someone wins on 2 or more blogs, they - or their family members - cannot win a second prize from another blog in the same event. If a household has won a prize in a Good Cook event, they can't win again for 6 months. If a household has won more than one prize in a Good Cook even, they can't win again for 12 months. Good Cook will confirm that winners are eligible and will disqualify anyone who has won more than once. Prizes ship from Good Cook and can take 8-10 weeks after the contest ends, unless otherwise stated. You must be 18 or older to win. US shipping addresses only. Good Cook reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value if sufficient inventory is not available.

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