Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Famous Taco Salad Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Famous Taco Salad

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    15 mins

    5 mins

    AQueen's Note:

    A family favorite in my house. Announce to anybody that I am making Taco Salad and the house is mysteriously full just about dinner time. Many childhood memories have been created over this time honored dish. May your family do the same. All ingredients are "guessed". This is a dish that you eyeball appropriate amounts.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Brown and drain the ground beef. Set aside on a paper towel to continue draining and cooling.
    2. 2
      Dressing: Mix the can of undrained chili beans, the thousand island dressing and the taco seasoning in a bowl. Stir well and set it to the side. (Makes a mean dip for that open bag of tortilla chips you have sitting there! You are cooking dinner, you must be slightly hungry!)
    3. 3
      Obtain a LARGE bowl. In that bowl place the following: 1 head of torn lettuce, the shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes and olives.
    4. 4
      Put the hamburger on top of the salad mixings.
    5. 5
      Find a small child, or a small child at heart and place a slit in the chip bag to avoid a disastrous explosion. Have child smush chips to small pieces. I am sure that "smush" is a highly scientific culinary term! DO NOT MAKE CHIP POWDER, just small pieces. Dump the chips on top of the lettuce mixture.
    6. 6
      Pour the DRESSING on top of lettuce mixture.
    7. 7
      Mix well and enjoy. This is where you add the avocado if you are so inclined.
    8. 8
      Leftovers may be stored in airtight container in the fridge in order to create a congealed "taco salad mess" the next day. Not pretty but quite tasty.

    Browse Our Top < 30 Mins Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 19, 2014


      Made for Spring PAC 2014 and I cut the recipe way down. On the can of ranch beans I had some leftover pinto beans that I had seasoned up in the freezer and used those and used a recipe on the site for the taco seasoning and other wise followed the recipe. Delicious.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on September 27, 2007


      Yummy we loved this will deff. make again and again. Made for Fall PAC 2007 really enjoyed Tina

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Famous Taco Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (353 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 779.1
    Calories from Fat 481
    Total Fat 53.5 g
    Saturated Fat 18.8 g
    Cholesterol 109.2 mg
    Sodium 1705.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
    Sugars 12.1 g
    Protein 31.2 g

    Ideas from


    Everything Holidays

    Make this season merry, bright and manageable with our easy ideas.

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes