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taco salad

Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

Our family always has Taco Salad after church on Christmas Eve. Everyone makes their own salad. If using a whole pound of ground beef, you can use one of those packets of Taco Seasoning - either hot or regular. Otherwise, the proportion is 1 tablespoon taco seasoning per quarter pound of ground meat. I have substituted ground turkey for the ground beef.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For taco salad

  • 3/4 -1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can
    refried beans or black beans
  • 1 bag
    shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1
    avocado, ripe, diced
  • 1 c
    pico de gallo
  • 1/4 c
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 c
    black olives, sliced
  • 1 md
    tomato, chopped
  • 1 c
    shredded mexican style cheese blend
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro, chopped
  • crema or sour cream,
  • salsa or hot sauce
  • tortilla chips, crushed

How To Make taco salad

  • 1
    Brown ground beef, add seasoning mix and follow package directions.
  • 2
    Either - Drain and rinse black beans, heat in pan or microwave. Or - empty refried beans into pan or microwave and heat.
  • 3
    Set out containers of other ingredients. Let everyone make their own salads as desired.