Taco Salad


This taco salad puts a twist on the conventional taco salad. This is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious salad meal. And it's fun for the children to help make.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans

  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle French dressing

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) package tortilla chips

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

  • ½ cup prepared salsa

  • 4 tablespoons sour cream


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Stir in chili beans, French-style dressing, and seasoning mix. Fill the empty dressing bottle 2/3 full of water and add to the skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.

  2. Crush the bag of chips, open the bag, and toss crushed chips into a large bowl. Add lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes. Pour meat mixture into the bowl; mix well. Top with salsa and sour cream.

    close up on a bowl of taco salad
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

846 Calories
57g Fat
60g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 846
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 57g 72%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1580mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 341mg 26%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 681mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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