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layered taco salad

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

A beautiful layered taco salad recipe made with seasoned ground beef or turkey, romaine and iceberg lettuce, shredded cheddar, sweet tomatoes, black olives, crisp green onions and spicy jalapenos. This layered salad is party perfect and can be modified to suit to your individual taste.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For layered taco salad

  • 1 1/4 lb
    ground beef or ground turkey
  • 3/4 c
    water
  • 4 Tbsp
    taco seasoning
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 c
    salsa
  • 1
    small head iceberg lettuce washed and chopped
  • 4 c
    romaine lettuce torn into bite size pieces
  • 1
    can black beans (15.25 ounce) rinsed and drained
  • 1
    can corn (15.25 ounce) drained
  • 2 c
    cheddar shredded
  • 1 1/2 c
    grape tomatoes halved
  • 3/4 c
    sliced black olives
  • 1/2 c
    chopped green onions
  • 2
    jalapenos thinly sliced

How To Make layered taco salad

  • 1
    In skillet over medium heat brown ground beef (or turkey); drain fat. Add water and taco seasoning and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 2
    In small bowl combine sour cream and salsa. Set aside.
  • 3
    Place 1/2 of lettuce in the trifle bowl. Top in order with black beans and corn. Add the rest of the lettuce. Top in order with taco meat and cheddar. Smooth over with the sour cream/salsa mixture. Add ring of tomatoes on the outside, followed by a ring of black olives. Add the green onions to the center and run the rim with jalapenos on their sides. If desired serve with ranch dressing on the side.
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