The recipe that I concocted goes something like this:
Rancher Chopped Salad
Ground beef, browned with salt, pepper, chili powder
Black beans, drained
Red or orange sweet peppers, chopped
Roasted or dried sweet corn
Leaf Lettuce or Romaine, chopped
Your favorite Salsa and Spicy Dressing on the side or over the top.
Tortilla chips or homemade tortilla chips
Cook enough beef and chop enough of the above ingredients to serve the number of people you are feeding. You could layer this salad on a large platter like I did or on individual plates. The idea is to make it look beautiful before you toss it all together with the salsa and dressing to eat it.
One part plain yogurt
One part sour cream or mayonnaise (or combination of the two)
Sprinkle cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to your taste.
Whisk together and pour over salad.
For the chips, I took two multi-grain tortillas, sprayed them with pan spray and salted them. Then I put them in a 350* oven for 8 minutes or so until they were golden.
Here it is on my plate, all jumbled together with dressing poured on top! Ummm!
The chopped salad at the restaurant was not a spicy dish. It did include Scandinavian smoked salmon for the meat part. I could see my Rancher Chopped Salad made with a good pan-fried Talapia or Cod for a fish taco style salad. You could even substitute shredded cabbage for the greens. I am definitely going to do that some night. I hope you try this salad or make up your own version of it. Just don't forget the roasted corn! It's the very best part!