Confetti Beef Taco Salad

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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30 m servings 460 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 29.1 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 993 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  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.


  • 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.


  1. 24 Ratings

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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

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...

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...

This was a delicious, easy to make taco salad!

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 ...

This is my go to Taco Salad. My family loves the simplicity of this meal and I love how quickly it goes together.

I doubled this recipe. I used ground turkey, a homemade taco seasoning, used nacho cheese tortilla chips from Aldi, and I made a sour cream ranch-salsa dressing to go on the top. Even doubled th...

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