This recipe makes a lot and is a complete meal. This is a family recipe and we love to make it in the summer. The dressing tastes best when refrigerated overnight.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion until it has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking and stirring until the onion is very tender and dark brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.

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  • Cook and stir ground beef into onion until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in chili powder, oregano, and cumin until incorporated, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in olives, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, pinto beans, and black beans; cool.

  • Mix together mayonnaise, taco sauce, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Layer lettuce with tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, bean mixture, tortilla chips, and dressing to serve.

Chef's Note:

After making the hamburger/bean mix, we divide this into freezer bags (about 2 to 3 cups per bag) and freeze it. When we're ready to use it, we make fresh dressing, thaw the bean mix and make the fresh salad. You can also add avocados to the top of the salad if you'd like.

Nutrition Facts

986 calories; protein 28.2g 57% DV; carbohydrates 42.7g 14% DV; fat 80g 123% DV; cholesterol 93mg 31% DV; sodium 1351.9mg 54% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2012
Over all good taste but there is way too much dressing for one head of lettuce. I made the meat and beans according to the recipe. The dressing is way too much - cut the mayo dressing by half or less - at least just toss enough dressing into coat the "salad" and then top with the taco mix. Use what ever assortment of beans you like. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2015
For any future person making this recipe I want to let you know that it was somewhat tasty but did not have the Mexican taste to it. The meat and bean mixture turned out delicious. The flaw is in the dressing. Four cups of mayonnaise is way too much.My recommendation is to use 1 cup or less of sauce for the meal. And I used low fat which is 30 calories per tablespoon vs. the 100 calorie per tablespoon for actual mayonnaise. I will definitely make this again but not as it reads. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2012
Over all good taste but there is way too much dressing for one head of lettuce. I made the meat and beans according to the recipe. The dressing is way too much - cut the mayo dressing by half or less - at least just toss enough dressing into coat the "salad" and then top with the taco mix. Use what ever assortment of beans you like. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2013
Very good but I cut way back on the meat only used 1 lb. Also used 1 cup mayo and cut the other ingredients accordingly. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/21/2015
For any future person making this recipe I want to let you know that it was somewhat tasty but did not have the Mexican taste to it. The meat and bean mixture turned out delicious. The flaw is in the dressing. Four cups of mayonnaise is way too much.My recommendation is to use 1 cup or less of sauce for the meal. And I used low fat which is 30 calories per tablespoon vs. the 100 calorie per tablespoon for actual mayonnaise. I will definitely make this again but not as it reads. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2018
So I had 1 can of mixed beans and I found this recipe. I'm glad I did. I cut the recipe down to 3 servings because JJ wanted a hamburger tonight sorry for his loss. Instead of the ground beef I used frozen "Gardein" meatless ground beef. Recipe called for 2 TBS chili powder but I used 1. I loved this recipe. I had leftovers which I'll have for lunch tomorrow thanks to JJ. Thank you for a fast great recipe Penguinite! Read More