Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got this recipe from my cousin's wife who brought to our annual get together. She was not specific on the amounts of the ingredients, but as most are vegetables you can go with your own taste. I have estimated how much of each was in the salad as best as I can. Feel free to criticize or make recommendations.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook ground beef or turkey with onions, drain and rinse.
  2. Shake in colander to ensure it has no excess liquid.
  3. Add pkg of taco seasoning.
  4. Put in fridge or freezer to cool.
  5. Once meat mixture has cooled prepare additional ingredients.
  6. Dice tomatoes.
  7. Dice or sliver red pepper.
  8. Quarter you choice of mini bell cheese, your choice, e.g. brie.
  9. Chop lettuce.
  10. Mix above ingredients.
  11. Top with lime tortilla chips and cheese
  12. Toss with Catalina or Russian dressing; start with 1/2 cup and mix--you will likely need another 1/4 cup or more.
  13. Serve.
  14. (This is one of those recipes where you pretty much add the amounts according to you taste, however start with less dressing (as the saying goes - you can always and but you can't take it away.
  15. As a meal serves four. As part of a potluck serves 10 or more.
Most Helpful

Should be called Sweet Taco Salad. Very delicious. My mom used to make a taco salad that was very similar - I always loved it as a kid. I like to add a little jalepeno or chili pepper and some lime juice. To give it that sweet yet spicy flavor. Also good with flavored tortilla chips.

EmilieLearnstoCook July 11, 2008

This was a very tasty salad. I did sub cheddar for mozzarella, but other than that, made as directed. I'll add tomato next time. Thanks.

HeatherN May 06, 2008

Most of my family loved this. Sometimes it is just hard to please everyone at dinner time. I served it in homemade taco shells, but I did warm up the meat mixture, and let everyone top it themselves. I would definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada April 30, 2008