"A wonderful picnic, potluck or 3-day dinner. Quick and easy and everyone seems to love it. Optional toppings include chopped tomatoes and olives. I love to have this heated a bit the next day or two!!!" — KITALITA
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lean ground beef
shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (15 ounce) can
iceberg lettuce, shredded
1 1/4 ounces
taco seasoning mix
thousand island dressing
14 1/2 ounces
This is the way I make my taco salad, except I prefer to add the taco seasoning to the meat(as if for tacos), and I don't add the beans. You definitely need to let the meat cool a bit before putting it with the lettuce and cheese. I use taco or nacho flavored Doritos for the tortilla chips. We love this and I make it often.
This was just too sweet for my taste.
I also add tomatoes and black olives. We add the cheese and the tacos individually so we do not ruin the leftovers. Our dressing is half Italian and half Catalina and can be added at the last minute so it does not become too soggy. My family has loved this dish for years!
Liked the recipe a lot and the dressing was delicious. I would suggest putting the nacho chips individually on the servings and not mixed with the salad at the end. They were soggy then in the other-wise good leftovers.
I made this for our superbowl party and it was great. I used ranch dressing and doritos instead and it worked wonderfully.
This was good. I didn't need 8 servings, so I kinda halved it (no precise measurements). I could not for the life of me find ranch-style beans (perhaps one of the many products we don't get in Canada) and couldn't really find anything close either. I ended up using BBQ beans and rinsing most of the BBQ sauce off of them. That ended up being alright, but there was a bit of a BBQ-y taste with the dressing (not necessarily a bad thing - we still ate it). I think next time (and there will have to be a next time because my dad loved this.. even took leftovers for lunch the next day which he NEVER does, not even when it's something he cooks) I would just use plain beans and try to jazz up the dressing in a different way. A lot of reviewers mentioned using ranch dressing - I liked the Thousand Island, but I wonder how it'd be with a little of each?
I added canned corn and and diced tomatoes and skipped the beans only because I didn't have any on hand. I also used Ranch dressing and Fritos. We took it to a picnic on a hot day. The only thing I would make sure of is that this salad stays pretty cold. Otherwise the lettuce will wilt. This was pretty good but messy. I bet it would taste good with Catalina or French dressing too. Mix the dressing in at the very last minute so the chips and lettuce are nice and crisp.
I did make a few changes. Instead of
Thousand Island dressing, I used 16 oz of sour cream. I mixed the taco seasoning and a little salsa with it. I already had these ingredients on hand. The family loved it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Messy Taco Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 550
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