Mom's Hot Mexican Salad


This recipe is as easy as one-two-three and it is so good there are never any leftovers!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 pound processed cheese food (e.g. Velveeta), cubed

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • ¾ head iceberg lettuce - rinsed, dried, and shredded

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) package corn chips


  1. Place beef, onion, bell pepper, garlic and cumin in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until hamburger is evenly brown. Drain any excess fat.

  2. Stir cheese, green chilies and tomato sauce into the beef mixture. Cook 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

  3. Equally divide lettuce among salad plates. Pour meat and cheese mixture over lettuce and garnish with chopped tomato and corn chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

617 Calories
33g Fat
50g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 617
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 1630mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 31mg 156%
Calcium 454mg 35%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 828mg 18%

* 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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