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Taco Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Classic Taco Salad just like we used to make in the 70's. This recipe never goes out of style!

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 498 kcal
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon homemade taco seasoning mix
  • 16 ounce can pinto beans, drained
  • 16 ounce can kidney beans, drained
  • 2.25 ounce can sliced olives
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 head iceburg lettuce, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar and Monterey jack cheese
  • Kraft Catalina Salad Dressing
  • Tortilla chips
  • Light sour cream
  1. Spray a large pan with cooking spray and cook ground beef till nicely browned, drain well.  Return pan to heat and add taco seasoning, pinto beans, and olives.  Stir to incorporate and simmer for just a couple of minutes.  Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit while preparing salad.
  2. Add chopped lettuce to a large serving bowl.  Add tomato, green onion, and kidney beans.  Top with slightly cooled meat mixture and 1 cup of the shredded cheese.  Toss salad well to mix all ingredients then garnish with avocado and remaining cheese.
  3. Top individual servings with a little salad dressing, some crushed tortilla chips, and a dollop of sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 988mg43%
Potassium 1101mg31%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 5433IU109%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 313mg31%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.