JoSele Swopes Recipe

Jodie's Taco salad

By JoSele Swopes JODIE57

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JoSele's Story

I have made this for many years. It is very popular in my family, it has become very popular, so that this is my oldest sons favorite. My mom and sister measure this against other Taco salads that they have eaten.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
On the surface this is a pretty straight-forward taco salad recipe... and then you get a taste of the dressing! The creative introduction of French dressing really adds an unexpected flavor that makes you wonder why you didn't think of that yourself!


1 1/2 lb
hamburger (browned)
2 pkg
taco seasoning mix (schilling)
1 large
salad greens
1 large
black olives (sliced and chilled)
1 pkg
cherry tomatoes
1 large
cucumber (english) sliced
1 large
tortilla chips (corn,white, yellow,or blue)
1 medium
monterey jack cheese (mexican, shredded)
1 small
french dressing (catalina sub) (bottle)
1/2 c
sour cream
1/2 c
pico de gallo (or 1/2 jar picante)
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Brown meat and add taco seasoning (drain), chill in freezer for 10 minutes.
Salad: In salad bowl, mix all salad ingredients except chips and cheese.
Dressing: Mix all ingredients with whisk till well blended. Set aside.....
Plate set up in this order: place a bed of chips on plate, salad mix, meat mix, dressing mix, sprinkle cheese on top and Enjoy............

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads, Beef Salads
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Cyn Dalen fingerfoodlover
Dec 27, 2013
Looks yummy! So will make soon n let u know how it goes.. Thx for sharing your famous recipe! :)
Dec 20, 2013 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "EVERYTHING MEXICAN"
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Oct 24, 2012
I have been making this since the 1980's when my kids come home they always request it....everyone here at home and others in the family to including friends....We eat it year round...It is something you never get tired of that is for sure....It is a lot better that Taco Bell.....
Patsy G lovetocookpatsy
Oct 24, 2012
My aunt you to make a taco salad like this with French dressing,she would toss it though.It was a terrible looking salad but the best tasting salad ever! I like the idea of layering it.
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Oct 6, 2012
Thank you so very much! Yes Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm