Taco Salad Recipe

Taco Salad Recipe

Taco Salad


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef I use 90% lean
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce
  • 3/4 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1 avocado peeled, seeded and diced
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • 1 cup tortilla strips plus more for garnish
  • 2/3 cup catalina salad dressing can also use ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • cilantro leaves for garnish optional


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up with a spatula, for 3 minutes.
  • Add the taco seasoning and 2 tablespoons of water. Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until meat is done. Cool for 5 minutes.
  • Place the meat, lettuce, beans, corn, tomato, avocado, cheese, olives and tortilla strips in a bowl.
  • Add the dressing and toss to coat.
  • Add the sour cream on top of the salad along with additional tortilla strips and cilantro leaves for garnish, then serve.

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