Taco Salad

Robin Lieneke


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 vote

5 Min
10 Min


  • 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(s)
    chili beans, drained
  • 1/2
    sweet onion, diced
  • 2 c
    cheddar or mexican cheese, shredded
  • 1 bag(s)
    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.

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About Taco Salad

Course/Dish: Beef Salads
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern

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