This is my daughter's absolute favorite recipe. It is so quick and easy. Try adding sour cream for an extra kick.

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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, saute the ground beef for 5 to 10 minutes, or until well browned. Drain excess fat.

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  • Crumble tortilla chips on a large plate. Layer with the beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onion and taco sauce.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; 32 g total fat; 79 mg cholesterol; 527 mg sodium. 22.2 g carbohydrates; 19.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Great salad Victoria. I used leftover taco meat and french dressing instead of the taco sauce. I am not a big fan of Catalina by any means but for some reason it pairs beautifully with taco meat. I used Frito's instead of tortilla chips. Will definitely make again!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2008
I cooked the beef in taco seasoning then made a layered taco salad. It was good but not great. I don't think I'd serve it to guests but for a tortilla chip lover such as myself it was good for a quick afternoon snack. Read More
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90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Great salad Victoria. I used leftover taco meat and french dressing instead of the taco sauce. I am not a big fan of Catalina by any means but for some reason it pairs beautifully with taco meat. I used Frito's instead of tortilla chips. Will definitely make again!!! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Great salad Victoria. I used leftover taco meat and french dressing instead of the taco sauce. I am not a big fan of Catalina by any means but for some reason it pairs beautifully with taco meat. I used Frito's instead of tortilla chips. Will definitely make again!!! Read More
(34)
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
This is one of my favorite meals because it's so quick for me on a busy day and my boys love it because....we'll they're getting chips for dinner! I health it up a bit and use ground turkey my own homemade taco seasoning and I add chopped organic peppers and sometimes shredded carrot or zucchini to the taco meat. You can even sub half organic black beans for half the meat or double it to include the black beans in the taco meat to really make it stretch for a big family (or big eaters like mine!). I also make my own salsa to go over the top. This can be made "lighter" with lowfat cheese and fat free sour cream without much difference in flavor. Try this with organic flavored taco chips too! Even better! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2008
really good basic recipe I added a can of refried beans to the hamburger and a little of the taco sauce. Then layer the rest as suggested. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2003
Really good. I added a package of taco seasoning. Also added olives and onions. Makes great super quick dinner. Still makes a mess though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2003
Great! I used a powdered taco sauce mix with the ground beef substituted regular head lettuce instead of romaine and layered it differently with the lettuce on the bottom. I will definitely do this one over and over! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2008
I used iceburg lettuce in place of romaine instead of taco sauce I used 2 TBLS of the taco seasoning mix I recipe 1/4 cup of water and a couple tablespoon of Secret Burger Sauce recipe. Added cucumbers shredded carrots and sliced green peppers. Served with homemade ranch dressing. YUM!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
Yummy and easy too! I make my own taco seasoning mix to add to the beef (4 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1/2 cup water). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2005
Even better than tacos! I put taco seasoning on the meat and added kidney beans. I also added a little more taco seasoning to the mix. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
I used taco seasoning on the ground beef and I used iceburg lettuce. This is always a great meal for our family to use up taco dinner leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2008
I cooked the beef in taco seasoning then made a layered taco salad. It was good but not great. I don't think I'd serve it to guests but for a tortilla chip lover such as myself it was good for a quick afternoon snack. Read More
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