Dine Without Whine: Hot Taco Salad and Cocoa Mocha Pie


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Hot Taco Salad

Makes 8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 16-ounce bag tortilla chips (or Nacho Doritos’s)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1/2 head lettuce chopped Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese


1. Brown Hamburger, drain, add taco seasoning mix and set aside.

2. Crush chips into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Spread hamburger mixture over chips.

3. Layer onion, tomato and lettuce on top of hamburger.

4. In a large saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour and stir continuously until smooth. Stir in milk. Bring to a boil – stirring constantly and boil one minute. Add Velveeta Cheese and stir until melted. Pour sauce over casserole.

5. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly.

Serve with Fresh Orange Slices

Cocoa Mocha Pie

Makes 6 servings


  • 6 Milky Way candy bars (2.05 ounces each) – divided
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream softened
  • 1 chocolate or regular graham cracker pie crust


1. Finely chop four candy bars. Place in a microwave safe bowl or double boiler. Add milk and coffee granules. Heat and stir until melted and smooth.

2. Place ice cream in a bowl; fold in mocha mixture.

3. Spoon into crust; freeze. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Cut remaining candy bars into 1/2″ pieces for garnish.

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