This taco salad contains traditional ingredients such as lettuce, tomatoes, beans, ground beef and corn chips. Serve this salad on a hot summer day.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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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  • Prepare the ground beef as directed by taco seasoning package and set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, combine the beef mixture, lettuce, red onion, green onion, pinto beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, avocado and cheese. Mix well.

  • Before serving, add the corn chips and enough dressing to coat. Mix well and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

945 calories; protein 27.3g 55% DV; carbohydrates 75.7g 24% DV; fat 60.7g 93% DV; cholesterol 72.3mg 24% DV; sodium 1682mg 67% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2007
This has been passed through our family for years. A great recipe! Some suggestions would be to serve it on top of lettuce, instead of mixing it in. That way you can keep it for leftovers. Also, mix the dressing with the meat, beans, tomatoes and cheese first, then add the chips on top and lettuce on bottom. You can do without one of the onions, and one of the beans, kidney beans work best. A great dip for chips as a snack/appetizer, too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
This is the first "allrecipe.com" recipe I didn't give 5 stars. I thought it was terrible and everyone thought it was too sweet..just not a good combo of ingredients. It tasted far better without any dressing and without the meat. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2007
This has been passed through our family for years. A great recipe! Some suggestions would be to serve it on top of lettuce, instead of mixing it in. That way you can keep it for leftovers. Also, mix the dressing with the meat, beans, tomatoes and cheese first, then add the chips on top and lettuce on bottom. You can do without one of the onions, and one of the beans, kidney beans work best. A great dip for chips as a snack/appetizer, too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2006
This has been a staple in our house for years. I don't change the ingredients, just make it more figure friendly. The Kraft "Light Done Right" Catalina dressing is great and has less fat/calories. The leanest ground beef and using romaine/iceberg mix helps too! I also substitute Baked Doritos for the corn chips. Very hearty & satisfying salad...Yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2003
I served this at a tex mex party and everyone loved it. I left out the meat though because I was serving it with enchiladas and tacos. Make just what you need as it doesn't last for the next day. I had everything cut up seperate and did a quick mixing just before serving. I used the chips as a bedding on the bottom of a large bowl and put a few chips on top for garnishing. I will use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2006
Excellent recipe... been using one very much the same since my grandmother brought it back from southern Ca. in the 80's.... try using a little less catalina and mix some sour cream and taco sauce with the dressing you do use for a delightfully different tasting dressing. Sometimes I add 2 pkgs of taco seasoning to the meat, unless of course, you are watching salt intake. Thanks for sharing a great recipe Melanie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2010
Perfect for lunch! I used some left over chili I had on hand vs. ground beef and canned beans. I layered everything over the lettuce and added tortilla chips vs. corn chips and topped it with a bit of sour cream and "Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette" from this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2003
This is by far the best Mexican-influenced salad I've ever found. It is better on day 2! Don't add chips though if you plan to eat it more than one day. Chips become soggy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
This is the first "allrecipe.com" recipe I didn't give 5 stars. I thought it was terrible and everyone thought it was too sweet..just not a good combo of ingredients. It tasted far better without any dressing and without the meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
This salad was excellent! I didn't add any beans but everyone who ate it thought it was wonderful!! I've already given out the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I was looking for a summer salad to use as a meal (with a good healthy balance). This was WONDERFUL! I used light cheese and only an 8 oz bottle of Catalina. Yum! Thank you! Read More
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