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Corn Chip Salad Recipe
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Corn Chip Salad

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"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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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2003

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 package). -Romaine lettuce. -1 bunch (~6) green onions. -I diced about 1 1/2 cups (12 oz) of a block Cheddar and Monteray mixed cheese, and that was all of the cheese I used. -I mixed Ranch and Salsa together for the dressing. 2oz. Ranch and 6oz Salsa to make the 8 oz the recipe calls for, or to your own taste. -I used 1 can of kidney beans and 1 can of pinto beans.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 24, 2005

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 and doritos instead of corn chips.

Aug 14, 2003

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

Nov 23, 2005

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 then not only drained, but rinsed the beans (less gas producing this way). I added chopped green onions to the mixture and I really love it best with Catalina dressing and not 1000 Island. I play with the cheeses sometimes and use a Mexican blend. Very important to follow the directions and not add chips and dressing until right at time of serving. By the way, I just purchase the bags of shredded lettuce. Thank you.

Sep 21, 2003

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 "taco" flavor.

Sep 26, 2004

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.

Jul 23, 2003

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 salad with Caesar dressing to which you add 1/2 envelope of Taco Seasoning and 1T cumin. Yummy variation. Thanks for your version Sara!

Sep 21, 2003

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


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

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

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