Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I got this recipe from a friend more than 20 years ago and it remains a family favorite espcially on hot summer days. I cook the beef early in the morning. Sometimes even chop all of the ingredients then, too, so all I have to do is throw everything together when it is time for dinner. Teenagers especially love this. That is a bonus! Have yet to find anyone who doesn't love this super easy salad for dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef, drain grease, adding taco seasoning and following directions on package. Chill.
  2. When ground beef is cold, place in a large bowl and add all remaining ingredients.
  3. Mix well and serve.
Most Helpful

This is the taco salad that my mom made for me as a kid, right on down to the Kraft Catalina Dressing. I have made so many variations through the years. While a vegetarian, I made it with tofu (Morningstar Veggie Crumbles work, in a pinch). No longer a veggie, I still play with the ingredients. Turkey works well in lieu of the beef, although the beef tastes great. My favorite chips to use are the Touch of Lime Tostitos. Add anything you have extra of: corn, garbonzo beans, zucchini, cabbage, you name it. Your guests will be pleased.

JaLinGra September 23, 2009

Add a cup of corn

Lisa N. June 14, 2015

Pretty much the same one my mom made when I was little, except she used 1/2 the taco seasoning to season the catalina dressing, used romaine lettuce, and sliced red onion. It was and still is one of my favorite dishes ~ to my great delight, it remains one of my grown kids' favorites too.

raneaw August 20, 2012

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