Taco Salad I

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Denise Williamson
Recipe by  Denise Williamson

“Put a twist on the conventional taco salad with this quick and easy recipe for a delicious salad meal. And it's fun for the children to help make.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and drain excess fat. Stir in the taco seasoning, chili beans and French-style dressing. Fill the dressing bottle 2/3 full of water and add to the skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Crush the bag of chips, open the bag, and toss the broken chips into a large bowl with the lettuce, cheese and tomatoes. When the meat mixture is done, combine it with the lettuce, tomatoes, chips and mix well. Then, add salsa and sour cream.

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I like this recipe alot because it is different, although I fix it differently than above, and this taco salad is a huge hit at all my family gatherings. My family expects it. I use Catalina dressing only, and I add Doritos to instead of plain chips (nacho flavor is the best but you can use any flavor) I also omit the sour cream and add black olives. Instead of putting the dressing with the meat, I mix it all except the dressing and the Doritos, then mix while serving so the chips don't get soggy. Delicious!

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Butterfly Flutterby

Omgoodness, we ate too much of this! First of all, we browned the the beef with onion and used homemade taco seasoning (Taco Seasoning I) from this site. We omitted the beans. We did add water to simmer the meat. Then we had chopped green onions, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese, bagged, shredded lettuce, salsa and sour cream to build our taco salad. We had fritos instead of tortilla chips. I sat out the Catalina dressing so that everyone could control the amount. We used fat free sour cream, cheese and catalina dressing. We tried to make this as healthy as possible. This was delicious!



I make this same recipe but I don't cook the dressing in the hamburger mixture and I omit the chili beans. I mix everything up (hamburger cooled) and pour the dressing over the salad fixings and combine - I also use crushed nacho cheese Dorito's instead of tortilla chips.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 846 cal
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 56.5 g
  • 87%
  • Carbs
  • 59.6 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 26.1 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 1580 mg
  • 63%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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