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taco salad

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Robin Lieneke
Chamois, MO

My mom has made this taco salad since I was a little girl. It is always the first to go at potlucks, family reunions or any gathering. It disappears fast when I make it for my family's dinner and my kids request for their birthday dinners too. It's a favorite all the way around and everyone is surprised the recipe is so easy.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For taco salad

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1
    medium head of iceburg or romaine lettuce
  • 2
    tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can
    chili beans, drained
  • 1/2
    sweet onion, diced
  • 2 c
    cheddar or mexican cheese, shredded
  • 1 bag
    nacho cheese tortilla chips
  • 1 1/2 c
    real mayonnaise
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1/3 c
    bbq sauce

How To Make taco salad

  • 1
    Brown ground beef sprinkled with chili powder, cumin and garlic powder in a medium skillet. Drain and season to taste with salt and pepper
  • 2
    In a large bowl cut or tear lettuce into bite-size pieces. Add onions, tomatoes, beans and shredded cheese. Toss until evenly distributed. Add ground beef and toss again.
  • 3
    Crunch up three cups of nacho cheese chips and add to the salad mixture. Add dressing and toss. Serve immediately with remaining chips on the side.
  • 4
    To make the dressing: mix all dressing ingredients together stir until evenly distributed.