Corn Chip Salad

Corn Chip Salad

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"All the standard taco salad fixings (ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes and onion) are chopped and tossed together with two kinds of cheese, purple kidney beans, Thousand Island dressing and a generous helping of corn chips to create a kaleidoscopic party-pleaser."

Ingredients 1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 521 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 521 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 31.8 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 759 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until evenly browned. Drain fat and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, Cheddar cheese, Jack cheese and kidney beans. Cover and chill for at least an hour.
  3. Right before serving, add the dressing and corn chips and toss until evenly coated.
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  1. 74 Ratings


This is a really delicious salad that I served as a side dish at a picnic. I did make several changes as follows: -Taco seasoning with the ground beef (following the directions on the seasoning package). -Romaine lettuce. -1 bunch (~6) green onions. -I diced about 1 1/2 cups (12 oz) of a block Cheddar and Monteray mixed cheese, and that was all of the cheese I used. -I mixed Ranch and Salsa together for the dressing. 2oz. Ranch and 6oz Salsa to make the 8 oz the recipe calls for, or to your own taste. -I used 1 can of kidney beans and 1 can of pinto beans.


This is great. I made a couple of changes, added taco seasoning mix to my meat and used ranch rather than Thousand Island dressing.

Butterfly Flutterby

I have debated whether to rate this 4 or 5 stars. I rounded up from a 4.5. I did make a couple of changes. First of all, I sauteed the ground beef with the onion and a little taco seasoning. I then not only drained, but rinsed the beans (less gas producing this way). I added chopped green onions to the mixture and I really love it best with Catalina dressing and not 1000 Island. I play with the cheeses sometimes and use a Mexican blend. Very important to follow the directions and not add chips and dressing until right at time of serving. By the way, I just purchase the bags of shredded lettuce. Thank you.