Taco Salad {recipe}

This is a favorite in our house. And a real easy quick throw together meal! 

Make portions to your desire, and adjust the ratio of the ingredients to suit your tastes!

Taco salad 1Start with lettuce, as much as you want! As you can see I use quite a lot…
Taco salad 2I often save the little pieces in the bottom of the tortilla chips bag just for this purpose… But if you only have full sized chips, break them up a little.
Taco salad 3Add the seasoned meat.
Taco salad 4I was taught to always put the cheese on the meat so it melts, so that’s how I do it. If you don’t want the cheese to melt, switch this step and the next one, putting the cheese on top of the tomatoes.
Taco salad 5Of course tomatoes! Lots of those too…
Taco salad 6Top with taco sauce.

(And sour cream if you’re into that…)

(Also good with ranch or blue cheese dressing 🙂 )


Taco Salad
Easy dinner great for summer with no oven needed!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
For meat
  1. 1 lb hamburger
  2. 2-3 T taco seasoning
  3. little water if hamburger is dry
  1. Lettuce
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Corn tortilla chips (gluten free, and look for GMO free)
  4. Monterrey jack or cheddar cheese, shredded
  5. Taco sauce
  1. Sour cream
  2. Ranch or blue cheese dressing
  1. Begin browning hamburger, add sprinkle of salt
  2. When half or so cooked, sprinkle of taco seasoning, adding water if dry
  3. Continue cooking and simmer till all water is gone and meat is cooked
  4. While burger is cooking, chop lettuce and tomatoes, and shred cheese.
  5. Begin assembling salads in large bowls starting with lettuce
  6. Add chips, breaking into bite sized pieces
  7. Add cooked meat
  8. Sprinkle with cheese
  9. Add tomatoes
  10. Garnish with taco sauce, and sour cream/dressing if desired
  1. Leftover taco meat makes a great nacho plate!!
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