#SecretRecipeClub ~ Frito Salad

Welcome to the October 2016 Group B reveal day for Secret Recipe Club. I hope you will take a moment to visit the Secret Recipe Club if you've never heard of it before - it is a wonderful group of food bloggers who are given a secret assignment of another member's blog each month and our goal is to pick ANYTHING from their blog to make and post about on our designated reveal day.

For October I had the pleasure of browsing Amy's Cooking Adventures! There is SO much to see on Amy's blog. I love Amy's About Me page. From no interest at all in spending time cooking, to calling her mom for all the childhood favorite recipes, and starting her own blog focused on healthy family friendly meals that will encourage adventurous eaters. She also hates housekeeping - yes, all the yes. Why don't houses just keep themselves, there are too many other important things to do every day! I love that Amy's husband is so supportive of her cooking adventures as well - we all need adventurous and willing taste testers in our lives! :)

There were SO many amazing recipe options to pick from on Amy's blog, and I wasn't quite sure which direction to go in at first. Ultimately I decided to look at salads and had some good ones to pick from - I saved this Roasted Beet Salad for soon. Very soon.

This is a wonderfully filling entree salad packed full of protein and tasty ingredients. The fritos add a fun pop of crunch and we all enjoyed this dinner! You can mix and match the add-ins, tweak the ground beef seasoning, change up the flavor of cheese used, add some salsa and / or Ranch dressing as well, etc. As always, I love how versatile entree salads are. This is a definitely a good one to keep in mind the next time you're looking for something veggie packed and a little different for lunch or dinner.

Frito Salad from Amy's Cooking Adventures
Makes 4 entree salads

1 lb lean ground beef
1 tsp chile powder
¼ tsp salt
Dash of cayenne pepper
12 oz spinach or lettuce, chopped (or combination)
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup canned corn, drained
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 large avocado, sliced
Shredded cheese
Fritos Corn Chips
Sour Cream
Optional: Ranch dressing, salsa


  1. Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat until browned and crumbled. Drain excess grease and season with chile powder, salt, and cayenne pepper (taste and adjust if desired). Set aside while you prep the rest of the salad. 
  2. Cover each plate with your greens.  Add ¼ of the cooked ground beef, 2 - 3 TBS beans, 2 TBS corn, a sprinkle of diced tomatoes, ¼ of the avocado, 1 TBS cheese, ¼ cup fritos, and 1-2 TBS sour cream.
  3. Stir together and enjoy!
  4. If you want additional dressing ingredients - add additional sour cream, a splash of salsa, and or a drizzle of Ranch dressing. 


  1. It looks so tasty and I love the variety of textures in it too! Definitely not a boring salad.

  2. I love a little crunch in a salad! Sounds tasty. Pinning.

  3. Taco salads are the best! Fritos on top are so much fun!

  4. Um. Yum. And gorgeous pictures!

  5. Love main dish salads for dinner. Great choice Rebekah.


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