Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is one of the original recipes for Taco salad, according to my Aunt. This is the one she always makes for our Family Reunions.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 package taco chips
  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 -2 tomatoes, diced coarsely
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle thousand island dressing


  1. Fry the beef and drain off grease.
  2. Sprinkle the taco mix over the meat and mix well.
  3. The beef should be at room temperature when mixing into salad.
  4. Then layer all ingredients and put salad dressing on top.
  5. Mix together lightly - Sprinkle with taco chips.


Most Helpful

I've made this exact recipe in the past, I like using green onions, haven't made this in so long, now I'm craving it.

CC & G March 23, 2009

This is a great-tasting taco salad. I like that it has the ingredients I always have on hand so I can make it without having to do much planning ahead. I used lean ground chuck and did half with a Catalina dressing and half with thousand island dressing for personal preference. Made for ZWT3 2007.

Lainey6605 June 30, 2007

We decided to treat ourselves to a bit of junk food today, and we're so glad we did! This was a great, satisfying salad. Made exactly as stated then topped with some fresh cilantro. Yum! Thanks for a great simple recipe!

AmandaInOz June 29, 2007

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