Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is from Betty Crocker's New Cookbook. Although I am exercising "portion control" by listing the original recommended servings, I have to confess that the four of us finished the entire recipe last time. I am being generous on prep/cook time. If you are somewhat skilled, it should take you less time than that. 6-30-04 Recipe ingredients updated to include onion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare Thousand Island dressing if you are making it from scratch.
  2. Cook beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.
  3. Stir in water, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, red pepper, and beans.
  4. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  5. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Cool 10 minutes.
  7. Mix lettuce, cheese, olives, tomatoes, and onion in a large bowl.
  8. Toss with Thousand Island dressing.
  9. Add beef mixture and toss.
  10. Divide on serving plates.
  11. Garnish with avocado and a dollop of sour cream.
  12. Serve immediately.
  13. Cover and refrigerate any remaining salad.
Most Helpful

This was very easy I had no problems making it it is simple and tastes very good!

morgship77 March 01, 2005

Very good salad which we enjoyed. An onion isn't listed in the ingredients but is listed in the directions, so I just added one small chopped onion. I also used the whole package of cheese (8 ounces) since we really like cheese and crumbled tortilla chips over the top. Next time I would like to serve this in a tortilla/taco bowl with colored tortilla strips. Thanks for sharing this delicious salad!

ellie_ June 26, 2004

The flavor of the ground beef mixture and the salad as a whole was great. Next time I will reduce the amount of Thousand Island dressing and sour cream, or serve it on the side for each guest to use the amount they like - it was a bit too creamy or "wet" for our taste.

PanNan June 26, 2004