Smoked Taco Salad Recipe

Smoked Taco Salad Recipe

Add a smoky twist with our smoked taco salad recipe! Featuring tender, smoky turkey, fresh greens, and a variety of colorful veggies, this dish is sure to be a hit with both meat-lovers and veggie enthusiasts alike.


1 Tsp chipotle chili powder

1 Tsp garlic powder

1 Tsp onion powder

1 Tsp dried oregano

1 Tsp ground cumin

1 Tsp salt

1 Tsp ground pepper

1 Pkg Aztec taco shells

½ Lb ground beef or turkey

1 Pkg lettuce mix

5 Oz shredded cheddar cheese

1 Chopped tomato

Sliced black olives

Sour cream

Augusto’s Green Sauce (Optional)

1 Tbsp olive oil

Equipment Used:

P10 Bradley Smoke

Mk4 instant read thermometer

Bradley foldable table

Bradley Smoker Setting:

Cook Time: 90 Minutes

Temp: 226ºF or 107ºC

Bisquettes: Oak

Smoke Time: 60 Minutes


    Taco Seasoning Mix:

    In a small bowl add the following chipotle chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, ground cumin, salt, pepper, and mix.

    Taco Salad:

    Set your Bradley Smoker settings to the directions listed above.

    Bake taco shell as directed on the package.

    In a bowl add the raw ground beef or turkey. Using the seasoning mix above, stir and mix until the meat is seasoned thoroughly. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the ground meat and mix one last time.

    Place raw ground meat in a cast iron skillet and place into the Bradley Smoker for about 90 minutes (1 ½ hrs.). Remove the meat once the internal temperature reaches 165ºF (73.9ºC).

    Time to build the salad. Place the baked shell onto your plate and fill it with lettuce. Now add your smoked ground meat, cheese, tomato, olives, and sour cream. If you are wanting a little spice to your salad, try some Augusto’s Green Sauce to top it off.


    Recipe by: Bryan Edwards - Moody Foody Tulsa