Sue's Taco Salad Recipe -
Sue's Taco Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Sue's Taco Salad

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"This is a great dish for pot-lucks. It's easy, and can be made in advance. Add dressing just before serving."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring to crumble until well done; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place chips into a large bowl, and crush into bite-size pieces. Combine with seasoned meat, cheese, beans, tomatoes, lettuce, and green onions. Pour dressing over all, and toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 04, 2003

My family loves this salad for dinner, especially during the summer when it is hot. I make my own ranch dressing and make several additions: chopped tomatoes, cucumber and green onion, sliced black olives, and avocado.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 01, 2011

Not bad..(made it exactly as printed here) but I have another recipe that I like much better. My recipe has the ground beef simmered with the drained beans for 10 min and uses catalina french dressing. Will go back to mu Old recipe...

Apr 17, 2012

My review for this recipe disappeared! This is one of our favorite meals in this house. Any kind of ground meat will work (I usually use ground turkey or chicken), I make my own taco seasoning/ranch dressing and I like to use organic black beans in place of the kidney beans. Sometimes, I'll mix a half cup of homemade salsa into the ranch dressing. Any kind of chips will do--we alternate between Doritoes, Fritos and chili-lime tortilla chips. Because I eat low carb, I skip the chips on mine and double up on the lettuce. This is also a great way to use up leftover taco meat from the night before for a quick lunch. You can layer them so everything is ready to go in the container--just make sure that you seperate your dressing or make it so the dressing is on the bottom and not touching your lettuce otherwise it will wilt quickly.

Jul 22, 2005

I love this recipe. We always make it for any gathering. The only thing we do different is the dressing. We use Creamy Italian, preferrably Seven Seas or Kens. We have also used Catalina dressing. But I prefer the Creamy Italian.

Sep 04, 2005

This is so simple and so good! I usually brown a chopped onion with my ground beef. Also, I add in a drained can of petite diced tomatoes. I have used different dressings and pretty much use either Ranch or Catalina. I have also subbed Fritos for the Doritos. I added shredded lettuce once, but would not recommend unless you know that it will all be eaten immediately. I usually have a carton of sour cream and also some chopped green onions for garnish.

Dec 04, 2003

We really like this taco salad, my son said he would eat it, if I made it without the beans! It makes a very large salad. I used the ranch dressing with sour cream in it, it was very good. My husband had lots of compliments.

Jun 29, 2011

Simple and delicious! Plus it didn't take long to put together. I used "Taco Seasoning II" to brown the ground beef. I also added some avocado and sliced black olives along with the cheese, lettuce, tomato, and sliced green onion. I opted for plain tortilla chips vs. nacho flavored and used "Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette" from this site as the dressing. All that was left to do was add a well placed dollup of sour cream - fabulous for a tasty weeknight meal!

Nov 14, 2005

When this came out as a cooknik recipe for November, I tried it and my family loved it. I used doritos natural white cheddar nacho chips because they have no hydrogenated oil. Instead of mixing all together in 1 bowl, I let my family assemble theirs individually. I also had pico de gallo, avocado, jalapenos and sour cream available. Ranch seems wierd on a taco salad, so we used 1000 island mixed with the pico de gallo. Everyone had fun making and eating them.


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  • Calories
  • 626 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.2 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 41.5 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 1125 mg
  • 45%

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

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