Bucket Salad

Bucket Salad


"This is a festive taco style salad that I have made at every family gathering, due to all the requests I get for it. Serve it as a side, or as a meal."


30 m servings 899 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 899 kcal
  • 45%
  • Fat:
  • 70.3 g
  • 108%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 35 g
  • 70%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 134 mg
  • 45%
  • Sodium:
  • 1355 mg
  • 54%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. As you tear and chop the lettuce, onion, and tomatoes, place them into a large container. I always use a clean bucket, hence the name, and it is full when the salad is completed. Crumble in the tortilla chips, and add the cheese. Stir in the two jars of Ranch dressing, and the salsa. Mix well. Set aside.
  2. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring and crumbling as it cooks. Drain off grease. Stir the beef into the salad just before serving.
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  1. 29 Ratings


Sorry, this just didn't work for me. I brought it for a food day at work and ended up pulling it back and not serving it. It tasted just ok, nothing to rave about but it looked bad, like mush. I...

I scaled this down for two, added a small can of kidney beans and added a little cumin to the ranch dressing. My husband (who hates ranch dressing) loved it. This is a great recipe that I'll b...

This really is a good salad that my family loves. I brown the beef and throw in a package of taco seasoning for extra flavor. I also mix equal amounts of ranch dressing and picante sauce and l...

Very easy to throw together but oh so good! This was my first time to make a taco salad, and I'm happy to report that I've found a keeper. Even my picky DH gave the verdict of "World-class tac...

This recipe is sooo good my picky family just loved it!!! I added a package of taco seasoning to the meat and can you say yummy!!!

I am asked to make this taco salad for every family function I attend and even for some that I'm not attending! The only change I make is adding a half of a packet of taco seasoning mix to the g...

We love taco salad and this was yummy. The only change I made was to add kidney beans.

This is the greatest salad known to humankind.

I have never tried Taco Salad with Ranch. That was really good. The whole family loved it. I mixed taco seasoning with the dressing, and Hamburger.