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

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and drain excess fat. Stir in the taco seasoning, chili beans and French-style dressing. Fill the dressing bottle 2/3 full of water and add to the skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

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  • Crush the bag of chips, open the bag, and toss the broken chips into a large bowl with the lettuce, cheese and tomatoes. When the meat mixture is done, combine it with the lettuce, tomatoes, chips and mix well. Then, add salsa and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

846.4 calories; 26.1 g protein; 59.6 g carbohydrates; 70.2 mg cholesterol; 1579.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2003
I like this recipe alot because it is different, although I fix it differently than above, and this taco salad is a huge hit at all my family gatherings. My family expects it. I use Catalina dressing only, and I add Doritos to instead of plain chips (nacho flavor is the best but you can use any flavor) I also omit the sour cream and add black olives. Instead of putting the dressing with the meat, I mix it all except the dressing and the Doritos, then mix while serving so the chips don't get soggy. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/18/2006
I didnt like the combined flavor of the taco seasoning and the french dressing. I ended up throwing most of it out. Probably wont make again. Read More
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512 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 135
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  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 20
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2003
I like this recipe alot because it is different, although I fix it differently than above, and this taco salad is a huge hit at all my family gatherings. My family expects it. I use Catalina dressing only, and I add Doritos to instead of plain chips (nacho flavor is the best but you can use any flavor) I also omit the sour cream and add black olives. Instead of putting the dressing with the meat, I mix it all except the dressing and the Doritos, then mix while serving so the chips don't get soggy. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2005
Omgoodness, we ate too much of this! First of all, we browned the the beef with onion and used homemade taco seasoning (Taco Seasoning I) from this site. We omitted the beans. We did add water to simmer the meat. Then we had chopped green onions, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese, bagged, shredded lettuce, salsa and sour cream to build our taco salad. We had fritos instead of tortilla chips. I sat out the Catalina dressing so that everyone could control the amount. We used fat free sour cream, cheese and catalina dressing. We tried to make this as healthy as possible. This was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2005
I make this same recipe but I don't cook the dressing in the hamburger mixture and I omit the chili beans. I mix everything up (hamburger cooled) and pour the dressing over the salad fixings and combine - I also use crushed nacho cheese Dorito's instead of tortilla chips. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2007
We have made this recipe for years but the way to make it really tasty is to use Doritos instead of plain tortilla chips. It adds another dimension of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2003
This was so good, I would suggest adding the meat mixture to the lettuce as it is served to each individual person. I couldn't save it for another meal because the lettuce wilted and the chips went soft. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2011
Great fill-in dinner when my original plan didn't work out. I made my own taco seasoning and my own French dressing. I did not water down the dressing. My kids and husband ate their taco salad with the tortilla chips but I had mine with just lettuce tomatoes a tablespoon of reduced fat sour cream and homemade salsa. This was enjoyed by all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2003
This recipe went over really well with ALL the family. The dressing and taco mix gave it the zip it needed!! In anticipation of a big appetite I doubled this recipe It was so much food! Unless your feeding an army dont double. Out of 12 in our family only 1 did not like this. Again as some of the other reviews I didn't add near the amount of water it called for (only about 1/2) and it made it nice and perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/18/2006
I didnt like the combined flavor of the taco seasoning and the french dressing. I ended up throwing most of it out. Probably wont make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2003
My husband made this (amazing all by itself) for a party one summer. It was fantastic. He left out the chopped tomatoes (because I don't like them) and used nacho flavor tortilla chips and it was great. The tangy sweetness of the French dressing was a welcomed surprise. Just a delicious recipe! Read More
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