Lazy Katie's Taco Salad Recipe -
Lazy Katie's Taco Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Lazy Katie's Taco Salad

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"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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Original recipe makes 2 to 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 to 10 minutes, or until well browned. Drain excess fat.
  2. Crumble tortilla chips on a large plate. Layer with the beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onion and taco sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 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!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 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.

Nov 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!

Apr 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.

Jul 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.

Jun 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!!!

Apr 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!

Feb 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).


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  • Calories
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 32 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 527 mg
  • 21%

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

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