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Corn Chip Salad


"All the standard taco salad fixings (ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes and onion) are chopped and tossed together with two kinds of cheese, purple kidney beans, Thousand Island dressing and a generous helping of corn chips to create a kaleidoscopic party-pleaser."
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1 h 30 m servings 521 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 521 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 31.8 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 759 mg
  • 30%

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. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until evenly browned. Drain fat and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, Cheddar cheese, Jack cheese and kidney beans. Cover and chill for at least an hour.
  3. Right before serving, add the dressing and corn chips and toss until evenly coated.

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  1. 75 Ratings

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This is a really delicious salad that I served as a side dish at a picnic. I did make several changes as follows: -Taco seasoning with the ground beef (following the directions on the seasoning...

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I did not care for the sweetness of the thousand island dressing. And didn't taste like mexican. Like my old standard taco salad better with taco sauce in the meat and green goddess dressing a...

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This is a really delicious salad that I served as a side dish at a picnic. I did make several changes as follows: -Taco seasoning with the ground beef (following the directions on the seasoning...

This is great. I made a couple of changes, added taco seasoning mix to my meat and used ranch rather than Thousand Island dressing.

I have debated whether to rate this 4 or 5 stars. I rounded up from a 4.5. I did make a couple of changes. First of all, I sauteed the ground beef with the onion and a little taco seasoning. I t...

This recipe is really good and has been a favorite at many a cookout. The only modification I made was to season the ground beef with a package of taco seasoning. It really gives it a nice "ta...

This is what we make with our left over taco meat...and it's delicious. I used French dressing and Mexican blend cheese. I also topped it off with chopped avacado and red onion. Thanks Sara.

Tasty salad, Sara. I cut cheeses to 2/3cup each and set out guacamole, sour cream and sliced black olives for garnishing the individual servings.For a slightly tangier version try dressing the s...

This recipie does not refridgerate well after the dressing is added.

Unless you want to feed an army, I strongly suggest cutting this recipe in half- all except the dressing. I can't imagine only using 8oz for this massive amount. However, it is very tasty- make ...

A very good salad. I added taco seasoning to the hamburger as others suggested. I only had cheddar cheese, and that was fine. I will make this again.