Smoked Taco Salad


  • 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

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.

Bradley Smoker Setting:
Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Temp: 226F or 107C
Wood: Oak
Smoke Time: 60 Minutes

Equipment Used:
P10 Bradley Smoke
Mk4 Instant Read Thermometer
Bradley Foldable Table


  1. Set your Bradley Smoker settings to the directions listed above.
  2. Bake taco shell as directed on the package.
  3. 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.
  4. Place raw ground meat in a cast iron skillet and place into the Bradley Smoker for about 90 minutes (1 ½ hrs.). Remove meat once the internal temperature reaches 165F (73.9C).
  5. Time to build the salad- Place the baked shell onto your plate and fill 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.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe by: Bryan Edwards – Moody Foody Tulsa