Mom's Taco Salad

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Debby DeRousse

By
@gma07

My mother made this for our rather large family in the hot summers back in the early 70's. I enjoyed it then as well as today.

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This taco salad has simple ingredients, but when you put everything together it creates a really tasty salad. We loved the crunch and flavor of the Fritos - it's a little different than the average tortilla chip. Traditionally taco salads have black beans and we loved the use of pinto beans instead. All the other ingredients are toppings you love on taco salad. This is a quick salad to throw together when you're not sure what to do for dinner. Your whole crew will love this, we did. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning
  • 1
    head of lettuce, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can(s)
    pinto beans, 15.5 oz.
  • 1
    small onion, chopped
  • 1
    tomato, chopped
  • 1 pkg
    Fritos
  • 1 jar(s)
    taco sauce
  • ·
    shredded cheese for garnish
  • ·
    avocado
  • ·
    sour cream

How to Make Mom's Taco Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Brown ground beef and add taco seasoning as per directions on package.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Drain and rinse can of pinto beans and set aside in a separate dish.
  4. Prepare all other ingredients and set aside in separate dishes. This is a layering process, so I just have all the ingredients lined up buffet style, grab a plate and build your salad.
  5. Grab a handful of lettuce and place on your plate.
  6. Then a handful of Fritos.
  7. Add a couple spoonfuls of ground beef mixture.
  8. Add a couple spoonfuls of pinto beans.
  9. Then tomatoes, onions, and ending with some shredded cheese. Pour the desired amount of taco sauce over your salad and enjoy.
  10. You can also add chopped avocados and a dollop of sour cream if you like. This can feed at least 4 people easily, depending on how big of a salad you desire.

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About Mom's Taco Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Mom Made It Best
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Taco Salad



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