Quick Taco Salad

Quick Taco Salad

aeth79 3

"This is a simple make-your-own taco salad. Both my kids, ages six and two, LOVE this! I have made this both with two boneless chicken breasts and beef. Both are a great hit and so easy. I have also used this for Super Bowl party... they LOVED it!"


55 m servings 638 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 638 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 40.5 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 1611 mg
  • 64%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes; drain excess grease. Mix in taco seasoning mix and water. Bring the beef mixture to a boil and cook until thickened, about 10 more minutes. Transfer beef to a serving bowl.
  2. Place chopped onion, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, black olives, salsa, jalapeno peppers, sour cream, and corn chips in individual serving bowls. Allow diners to assemble their own salads from the ingredients.
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  1. 32 Ratings


I used a homemade taco seasoning mix and V-8 instead of water in the taco meat and homemade salsa and reduced fat sour cream for the salad. This was great for us because each of us could make ou...

Ahhh, someone after my own heart! Have done this since I moved away from home four decades ago with leftovers from Build Your Own Taco meals. Many who I serve to don't like taco seasoning so opt...

I love having 'assemble your own taco salads' for dinner! It puts less work on me trying to remember who likes what, and I find that my little guy (or any kids for that matter) will eat more if ...

I have been making this for many years now, but instead of using corn chips, I make taco shell bowls out of burrito sized flour tortillas and serve it with taco sauce on the side like a salad d...

This recipe is absolutely delicious! Tried it tonight, and I love it. My wife loves it, and grown-up kids and their families love it, too. I had forgotten all about this recipe over the years. T...

I love this for its ease and taste! The Ground Round restaurant used to make one just like this and serve it in a giant edible shell.Wonder if I can find a recipe for those.

The taste is fantastic. I use low sodium taco seasoning, unsalted chips and half the black olives.

This is a wonderful build it like you like it dinner. I made this for just us, but it would be easy to scale for a large crowd and great for a party food. As it is it's the perfect summer night ...

Love taco salad (and I just HAPPEN to have a LOT of taco seasoning right now). LOL - I have young ones too and it is nice when they actually like the meal! Thanks for posting!