Pork & Chorizo Taco Salad

Pork & Chorizo Salad
Pork & Chorizo Taco Salad

This is a variation on the popular taco salad we all know and love.  Constructing it with pork and chorizo, along with the spices and sofrito I included, was quite delicious and a pleasant change of pace.  I didn’t have an avocado in the house or else a layer guacamole would have been added under the cheddar cheese.  You might want to consider adding one mashed up with a pinch of garlic powder.  🙂  This salad is suitable for all phases of Atkins and Keto diets.

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8 oz. lean ground pork

2 oz. chorizo sausage, removed from casing and crumbled

Dash ground cumin

¼ tsp. garlic powder

1-2 tsp. my sofrito sauce (optional, but real good in this)

1/8 tsp. my Smoky Chipotle Spice blend

2 c. Romaine lettuce, chopped

2 c. endive or curly leaf lettuce (green or purple), chopped

½ c. tomato, chopped

2 slices Monterrey Jack Cheese

½ c. shredded Cheddar Cheese

DIRECTIONS:  Have two plates ready by the stove.  If using guacamole layer as suggested above, make that now.  Brown ground pork in a non-stick skillet, along with the crumbled chorizo until they are done.  Add salt, cumin, smoky chipotle blend, sofrito and garlic powder.  Stir often as the meat browns.  Remove from heat when done.  Mix the two types of lettuce in a bowl and plate half on each of two plates.  Add half the chopped tomato on top of each.  Place 1 slice of jack cheese in the center of each stack of greens. Top each with half the hot meat.  The heat should melt the jack cheese nicely.  If using guacamole, add it now.  Top each with ¼ c. of cheddar shreds.   Serve at once.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:    Makes 2 salads, each contains:  (does not include guacamole)

597 calories

46.7 g  fat

6.95 g  carbs, 2.20 g  fiber, 4.75 g  NET CARBS

37 g.  Protein

748 mg sodium  (coming from the chorizo and cheese)




6 thoughts on “Pork & Chorizo Taco Salad

  1. Question about endive – I’ve seen two entirely different looking vegetables called endive, and one is a curly-leaf like lettuce, and the other are the “belgian” variety, the little spear-like leaves in whiteish-green or purple that most people seem to be referring to. Which did you use in this salad? And do you think both types have the same fantastic nutritional info (esp. regarding carbs)?

    Thanks for the recipe!! Mmm, cheddar…

    1. Sorry, I’ve been out of town and just able to reply. The only variety I ever see locally where I live is the curly lettuce variety, and therefore that’s what is pictured and used in this salad. But I’m familiar with the other one you describe. I suspect the nutritional values would be very similar. Hope you like(d) this salad. 🙂

      1. Please, no apology necessary – I just read about your loss on the LCF forums, and I am so sorry to hear it – my sincere condolences. You’re really wonderful to be coming back and answering questions as silly as the nutritional info on two different types of endive. 🙂 Thanks again!

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