7 Layer Taco Salad

Vicki Johnson

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@vicjoh58

I got this from a former co-worker over 20 years ago. It is a huge hit each and every time I make it. You can make all kinds of changes/additions to make it your own. Add a layer of guacamole or change the meat to refried beans for the vegans. Use ground turkey/chicken for the heart healthy. Use the hot taco seasoning if you like more heat. subtract the jalapenos if you want less.Serve with chips.


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Comments:

Serves:

Several

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
lean ground beef/turkey
2 pkg
taco seasoning mix
1 pkg
16 oz cream cheese softened
2 c
16 oz sour cream
1
lettuce head chopped
1 large
sweet onion chopped
4 medium
fresh ripe vine ripe tomatoes
4
jalapeno peppers finely chopped
2 c
4 cheese mexican shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix softened cream cheese with sour cream and 1 package of taco seasoning until smooth. Place on bottom of large, deep container.(Resist the urge to use low fat sour cream, too runny)
2
Prepare ground beef and 1 package of taco seasoning as per package instructions. Drain and spread over layer one.
3
3rd layer: Spread chopped lettuce over meat.
4
4th layer: Chopped onions.
5
5th layer: Chopped tomatoes (I use fresh, has better flavor and you CAN taste the difference).
6
6th layer: Jalapeno peppers if desired. Dependent upon who the audience is, I will either finely chop them or just slice and layer them.
7
7th layer: Spread cheese all over the top.
8
Refrigerate over night preferably to allow the flavors to meld.
9
When ready to serve, allow to come to room temp (about 90 minutes) before serving or your chips will break off in the bottom layer.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy