"trash Bag" Taco Salad

"Excellent Pot Luck Salad....or great for camping. Mix together in a large stainless steel pot and set on a tray of ice....good for a few hours at the family picnic if it lasts that long. Recipe found in Taste of Home."
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Ready In:
1 jumbo salad


  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 3 (1 1/4 ounce) envelopes taco seasoning
  • 3 heads lettuce, shredded
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 3 (4 1/4 ounce) cans olives, drained (sliced or chopped)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans beans, drained (ranch or chili)
  • 1 (16 ounce) package corn chips
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle Catalina dressing
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar salsa


  • Brown beef; drain.
  • Add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions.
  • Cool. Toss with remaining ingredients in a large plastic bag or container.

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  1. I've been looking for this recipe, a friend made it for us years ago and just called it "Trash". I have been making it with a few changes and the Grandkids LOVE it, they love saying that they had "trash" for dinner at Mimi's house!! Thanks for posting.


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