Texas Straw Hat is a dish that is an old favorite of mine and was served up in the dorm cafeterias at The Ohio State University. Unlike most of the slop that they served in the dorms in those days, Texas Straw Hat actually tasted great. It is very similar to a taco salad in most respects. The original recipe calls for ground beef but ground turkey works just as well. The key is to use the freshest vegetables that you can get. Other than that, it is really easy and quick to make. Go Bucks!!!
1 pound ground turkey
taco seasoning mix
medium white onion, diced
shredded iceberg lettuce
salsa - I used Frontera Grill's Chipotle Salsa
Pinto or black beans (optional)
Tobasco sauce (optional)
- Brown the ground turkey and the onion in a skillet with the taco seasoning according to the instructions.
- Shred the iceberg lettuce and dice the tomatoes and onions.
- Assemble each Texas Straw Hat from bottom to top as follows: Fritos, lettuce, turkey, onion, cheddar cheese, tomato, salsa, and sour creme.