Texas Taco Salad

November 12, 2012 by 5 Comments

Texas Taco Salad is a family favorite!  It’s fast, flavorful, and fresh!  And the other perk…everyone gets to design their own!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to prepare this fast and delicious dish, Texas Taco Salad!  (We keep these ingredients on hand for nights that we need a home cooked meal fast).

Texas Taco Salad

Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Barns and Noodles
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Serves: 6
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce (your favorite)
  • 1 large roma tomato, diced
  • 1 can of olives, whole or sliced
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 8 ounces lean ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 4 cups tortilla chips
  • ranch dressing, optional
  1. Mix salsa and sour cream together and set aside.
  2. In a large, lightly oiled saute pan, over medium-high heat, cook beef for 5 minutes
  3. Stir beans and taco seasoning into beef and cook for 2-3 additional minutes.
  4. Remove pan from heat and mix in sour cream mixture.
  5. Serve family style, letting everyone pile on their favorites.
  6. My order of preference: tortilla chips, meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, topped with a bit of ranch dressing!

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5 Responses to “Texas Taco Salad”
  1. Tiffany says:

    Yum! Looks quick and easy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. K Coake says:

    Looks really good! I make something similar and love it. The kids don’t like it as a salad, but it is easy to just make the full pound of ground beef and put theirs in taco shells. Then I get my salad and they get what they like = happy family!

  3. Cynthia says:

    I am a freak about anything “build your own” with my picky eaters. Fun recipe!

  4. The Contessa says:

    This is just what I need! Great idea. Drop by my kitchen any time.

  5. Betsy says:

    Oh wow, this looks delicious. Pinning so I can make it some time soon.

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