Smoked Taco Salad

I have been trying to make recipes on the healthier side lately. This Smoked Taco Salad can be made with ground beef or ground turkey meat. The Bradley Smoker P10 cooks the meat to the perfect tenderness and flavor. If your family is anything like mine you will need to make a dish that is tasty as well as healthy. You can add as much protein as you’d like to this recipe and add or subtract calories depending on your toppings. It’s a guaranteed hit!


  • 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.
  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!

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