The greatest thing about this recipe- you can top it with whatever you like. My kids love to assemble their own salads and add whatever toppings they feel like (I have to monitor how much cheese they use). We have now made these salads a couple of times because they are so simple to throw together and we all love them.
The meat is what makes these salads- a fun twist from your regular taco meat.
Our Favorite Taco Salad
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Ingredients1 pound ground beef, 95% lean meat
1 taco seasoning mix ( one 1.25 ounce package )
1/2 cup water
1 iceberg lettuce ( 1 head lettuce )
to taste tortilla chips, light
1 Can (16 oz) chile beans
1 cup catalina salad dressing
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and drain excess fat. Stir in the taco seasoning, chili beans and Catalina dressing. Add 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Set out meat mixture, lettuce, chips, and all other taco toppings. Let everyone assemble their own salad. Top with salad dressing of choice, if you choose (I like to use more Catalina dressing, my kids love ranch, my mom likes to use just salsa, and my husband likes to mix salsa and ranch dressing together to make a "salsa ranch"). Add your favorite toppings: cheese, tomato, avocado, olives, sour cream, salsa, etc.