Confetti Beef Taco Salad Recipe -
Confetti Beef Taco Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Confetti Beef Taco Salad

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"A colorful taco salad with ground beef, tortilla chips, salad greens, shredded cheese, and lots of optional toppings is a sure-fire family favorite."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings. Stir in taco seasoning mix according to package directions; remove seasoned beef from skillet with slotted spoon.
  2. Combine seasoned beef, tortilla chips, cheese and tomato in large bowl. Line 4 plates with salad greens. Top with beef mixture. Top with olives, onion and dressing, if desired.
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  • Cook's Tip: Taco seasoning mix is sold in packages ranging from 1 to 1-1/2 ounces. Any size package that seasons 1 pound ground beef may be used in this recipe.
  • Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 16, 2013

Yum! Who knew you could improve on a taco salad simply by changing the way you put it together? I thought mixing the chips/cheese/tomato with the beef sounded odd (I don't know why, that's what you do after it's on your plate anyway, right?), but it really worked! I used my own taco seasoning & made a dressing of Ranch mixed with taco sauce. The only thing to consider is if you aren't going to eat the whole batch in one sitting, be sure to keep your meat, chips, tomato, etc. separate & combine for just as many servings as you're having right then.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 12, 2015

This recipe tastes really strange....I think it's the dressing. No one in our family liked it.

Aug 05, 2013

This is a classic taco salad. I love this for it's "makeaheadability". I'll brown/season ground beef and freeze it in 2 serving portions. Then, when I don't feel like cooking, I can thaw the preseasoned beef for easy taco salads, particularly when tomatoes and lettuce are plentiful in our garden. We prefer to dress ours w/a mixture of salsa and light sour cream. Beef, it's what's for dinner!

Aug 19, 2013

So good, was looking forward to this all day. Beef... it's what for dinner!

Aug 31, 2013

I've been making taco salad like this for years and it is very simple and quite delicious recipe. Instead of plain tortilla chips I like to use taco flavored Doritos, they just seem to add a bit more flavor. Ranch dressing adds a good zing and is a nice change from the French or Catalina dressings I'm used to on taco salad. Tip: use a paper towel blot out the grease from the cooked beef.

May 03, 2014

When I make this recipe I use nacho cheese flavored Doritos and mix in a cup or more of thousand island dressing. I usually mix it all together as stated but the chip do get soft and some people like more or less thousand island dressing, so sometimes I will put the chips and dressing on the side so everyone can mix there own serving so everything stays crisp and the lettuce doesn't get soggy from the dressing. Very good!

Sep 02, 2013

This was a delicious, easy to make taco salad!

Aug 31, 2013

This was delicious. I made it exactly as written, except I used salsa instead of a diced fresh tomato. We thoroughly pigged out and enjoyed ourselves, and I'd love to play around with it in the future a bit, such as by adding drained black beans. Thanks, Beef. It's What's for Dinner. :)


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  • Calories
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 993 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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