baja salad

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Kathie Carr
from North Liberty, IN

This is a great quick and easy main dish salad. Its especially good for a summer evening supper on a hot day. I like to serve this to friends with cold iced tea and a fresh fruit dessert. Everyone seems to like it and you can adjust the spices to be as mild or hot as you like. I found this recipe in a local church cookbook from about 5 years ago and have made it many times since then.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For baja salad

  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 4 md
    tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 md
    head of lettuce, chopped
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 can
    (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder, or to taste
  • 1 c
    french salad dressing
  • 8 oz
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 c
    corn chips, slightly crushed
  • salsa, sour cream, guacamole, ripe olives for garnish if desired
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How To Make baja salad

  • 1
    Toss together onion, tomatoes, and lettuce in a large serving bowl. Set aside. In a large skillet brown beef and drain grease. Add beans, salt, and chili powder. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Just before serving mix salad dressing and cheese into greens. Pour beef mixture over the greens. Sprinkle with chips and garnish as desired (use salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and/or ripe olives to garnish).

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