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Chili Taco Salad Bowls

Hot zesty chili with melty cheese over a bed of fresh lettuce and vegetables and served in a homemade baked flour tortilla bowl.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Servings: 4
Calories: 305kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 4 flour tortillas
  • olive oil spray
    to coat both sides or tortillas
  • 4 cups lettuce
  • 1 cup chili con carne
    leftover chili heated
  • 1 cup cheese
    cheddar or cheese of choice
  • 1 cup salsa


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C).
  • Warm up your flour tortillas for just a few seconds in the microwave to make them pliable. (You can also use soft corn tortillas or gluten free tortillas but your bowl effects may not be as good as they are not as soft as the flour tortillas to form) Spray both sides of your flour tortilla with spray oil and mold your flour tortilla over an over oven proof bowl. Make 3 pleats in your flour tortilla and press and squeeze them down so that the flour tortilla fits like a glove over the bowl. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Gently remove plates from upside down ovenproof bowl and turn right side up. (If you want to create a vortex water proof barrier on the bottom of the flour tortilla bowl then add a handful of cheese and bake for about 2 minutes more. If you do not want to add cheese then just turn right side up and bake for 1-2 minutes more. Set aside.
  • While your flour tortilla bowls are baking, heat up your chill con carne, slice your lettuce and prepare your salsa.
  • Assemble your Chili Taco Salad Bowls. In your baked flour tortilla bowls, place in a handful of lettuce, top with chili and then your cheese and then with a little salsa and any other topping you choose. Enjoy!


You can make the taco salad shells up to 48 hours in advance and store in a sealed container. Do not refrigerate as this will make them soft. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1181mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1172IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 4mg