Mom's Hot Mexican Salad

Mom's Hot Mexican Salad

10 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  ranger1

“This recipe is as easy as one-two-three and it is so good there are never any leftovers!”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Place beef, onion, bell pepper, garlic and cumin in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until hamburger is evenly brown. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Stir cheese, green chilies and tomato sauce into the beef mixture. Cook 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  3. Equally divide lettuce among salad plates. Pour meat and cheese mixture over lettuce and garnish with chopped tomato and corn chips.

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Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

I did not have a pound and a half of ground meat, I used one pound of ground turkey. I also used a red bell pepper instead of green. My family liked this okay, we weren't in love with this but we ate it. It might have been better had I used homemade taco seasoning instead of just cumin and garlic powder.



Yum! This is really, really good. Great cheese taste and it's fast and easy. We loved it and will make it again.



I left out the bell pepper and lettuce, substituted ground turkey for the ground beef, and made this as a cheesy tortilla chip dip. My husband raved about it and said it was as good as the sauce served at our favorite Mexican restaurant! In fact, he was eating it out of the pan with a spoon. This one is a keeper! Thanks.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 617 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 32.7 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs
  • 50.4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 32.6 g
  • 65%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 1630 mg
  • 65%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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