Mom’s Taco Salad

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo! I grew up eating this salad. It’s like a taco in a bowl. The ingredients are everything you would like on your taco. If I haven’t listed your favorite topping in this recipe that you like on your salad, add it! This is a family favorite. My children love and request this often. Enjoy!

  
Ingredients:

1 head of iceberg lettuce
8 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, grated (no bag stuff)
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
2-3 ripe tomatoes, chopped*
1-2 avocados*
1/2 bottle of Wishbone Deluxe French Dressing (more or less, you don’t want a soggy salad)
1 1/4 – 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef or turkey (if using ground turkey, season the meat well)
1-2 cans of dark red kidney beans, drained (if you love beans, add 2 cans)
2 envelopes of taco seasoning mix
1 bag of Nacho Cheese Dorito Chips, crushed in large pieces
Salt and pepper
Salsa, optional
Sour cream, optional

Brown meat. I season my meat with pepper and garlic salt, regular salt is fine too. While meat is cooking, tear up lettuce in a large bowl. Add onion, tomato, cheese and chips. Toss. Drain meat of all grease. Add taco seasoning mix, DO NOT ADD WATER! Mix well. Add drained beans and simmer for 10 minutes. Add avocado to salad. Add beef and bean mixture. Add salad dressing. Toss and serve into bowls. Garnish with salsa or sour cream or whatever you top off your tacos with. This serves 4-6 people, depending on the appetites! 😉

*depending on size of tomato or avocado and how much you like them.  

 

  

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6 thoughts on “Mom’s Taco Salad

    • Thank you Karen. There are a million ways to make this salad. I have been eating it just like this since the late 60’s as a little girl. This recipe has been in my family that long!

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