Confetti Beef Taco Salad

Confetti Beef Taco Salad

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"A colorful taco salad with ground beef, tortilla chips, salad greens, shredded cheese, and lots of optional toppings is a sure-fire family favorite."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 460 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 993 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings. Stir in taco seasoning mix according to package directions; remove seasoned beef from skillet with slotted spoon.
  2. Combine seasoned beef, tortilla chips, cheese and tomato in large bowl. Line 4 plates with salad greens. Top with beef mixture. Top with olives, onion and dressing, if desired.
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  • Cook's Tip:¬†Taco seasoning mix is sold in packages ranging from 1 to 1-1/2 ounces. Any size package that seasons 1 pound ground beef may be used in this recipe.
  • Cook's Tip:¬†Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.
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Yum! Who knew you could improve on a taco salad simply by changing the way you put it together? I thought mixing the chips/cheese/tomato with the beef sounded odd (I don't know why, that's what you do after it's on your plate anyway, right?), but it really worked! I used my own taco seasoning & made a dressing of Ranch mixed with taco sauce. The only thing to consider is if you aren't going to eat the whole batch in one sitting, be sure to keep your meat, chips, tomato, etc. separate & combine for just as many servings as you're having right then.


This is a classic taco salad. I love this for it's "makeaheadability". I'll brown/season ground beef and freeze it in 2 serving portions. Then, when I don't feel like cooking, I can thaw the preseasoned beef for easy taco salads, particularly when tomatoes and lettuce are plentiful in our garden. We prefer to dress ours w/a mixture of salsa and light sour cream. Beef, it's what's for dinner!

Terry E.

So good, was looking forward to this all day. Beef... it's what for dinner!