Hot Taco Salad

Hot Taco Salad

3/4 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (6.8 oz) package Rice-A- Roni ® Beef Flavor
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/2 cup salsa
1 teaspoon chili powder
4 cups shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips, optional

In large skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground beef and onion; drain. Remove from skillet; set aside.

In same skillet over medium heat, saute rice-vermicelli mix with margarine until vermicelli is golden brown.

Slowly stir in 2-1/2 cups water and Special Seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.

Stir in meat mixture, salsa and chili powder; bring back to a simmer. Cover; simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until rice is tender.

Arrange lettuce on serving platter.

Top with rice mixture, tomato, cheese and tortilla chips.

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