Joy's Taco Salad

Recipe By: Joy Valcarcel   Photo By: Baking Nana
Everything that you like to put in or on your favorite taco is in this incredibly tasty salad - jalapeno peppers, ground beef, beans, cheese, lettuce, green onion. The dressing is low fat and spiked with taco seasoning mix.
  • Prep: 20 Minutes
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  • Cook: 15 Minutes
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  • Total: 35 Minutes
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cups low-fat salad dressing
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce - rinsed, dried, and chopped
  • 1 head romaine lettuce- rinsed, dried and chopped
  • 3 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chile peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 12 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) packages corn tortilla chips
  1. Brown the beef, drain, season with chili powder and set aside to cool.
  2. Prepare the dressing by whisking the Miracle Whip, ketchup and taco seasoning mix together in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, combine iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, green pepper, red or yellow pepper, green onions, jalapeno peppers, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, half of the cheese, half of the crushed chips, dressing and cooled ground beef. Mix well, cover and refrigerate.
  4. Just before serving, top the salad with the other half of the cheese and crushed chips. Serve with whole chips on the side.
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Reviewed By: jvrn64
A friend brought this to work recently for a potluck and it was gone faster than anything else on the table. When I asked for the recipe I was surprised at the ingredients as I would never have thought of salad dressing and ketchup in taco salad. Don't be put off by that though. This dish is incredibly good.
Reviewed By: Claire C
This was a delicious recipe!!! The only thing we changed was to add a little bit of skim milk to the dressing and a little bit more taco seasoning to the dressing. Great veggies though!!!
Reviewed By: Christy
Eat as salsa with chips. Dressing great made with yogurt too.