Carla's Taco Salad

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by - Carla -

I can honestly say I have checked every Taco Salad recipe listed here. I found many but not the kind of Taco Salad I was looking for... so I've posted my own. It's a hearty, filling meal I know you will enjoy.

Top Review by SusieQusie

This salad was a wonderful choice among all the similar recipes here at Zaar! We enjoyed every last bite at dinner last night. I subbed pre-shredded 3 cheese Mexi-blend for the cheddar cheese & mixed the sour cream & extra hot salsa to use as the dressing. Served with Homemade Baked Chips (Tortilla or Pita) it made a great, quick meal. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large non-stick skillet heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and garlic; cook until onions are translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the ground beef and turn heat to high.
  4. Brown meat, stirring constantly, until crumbly, about 5 minutes; drain off any excess fat.
  5. Lower heat and add paprkia, cumin, oregano, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add the 1 cup of water and tomato paste; blend well.
  7. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to low.
  8. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Place equal amounts of romaine lettuce on 4 plates.
  11. Spoon a healthy amount of taco mixture over lettuce.
  12. Top each plate equally in the following order chopped tomatoes, shredded Cheddar cheese, 2 tbsp sour cream, green onions and a dollop of salsa.
  13. Serve & enjoy!

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