Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

Salsa adds lots of flavor to this warm salad. From "Recipes for Busy Cooks" by the Rice a Roni folks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onion; drain.
  2. Remove from skillet; set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, prepare Rice a Roni Mix as package directs.
  4. Stir in meat mixture, salsa and chili powder; continue cooking over low heat 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Arrange lettuce on serving platter.
  6. Top with rice mixture, tomato and cheese.
  7. Top with Tortilla chips, if desired.
  8. Add a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
  9. Makes 5 servings.
  10. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

I really liked this. It was a "different" type of salad for us. I followed the recipe other then I used a pound of hamburger. This was very tasty and easy to make. Thanks for the great recipe Sharon!

bmcnichol December 08, 2007

Yummy Taco salad! I made it using ground Turkey, didn't add the rice used black beans instead & used Mexican cheese blend.I am going to try it with the rice-a-roni, sounds good. Thank you Sharon!

Barb G. June 26, 2006

Good recipe...we really kicked up the spices tho, adding extra chili powder and salsa. Served it with some Ranch dressing and homemade chips!

Charmie777 June 09, 2006

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