Beef Taco Salad Recipe

Restaurant Salad Recipe

A Mexican Inspired Dish - Many Variations

Here is a great Beef Taco Salad Recipe for you!

The taco seasoning came from Mexico and when placed on or in a salad from America ...magic!  The taco salad was born.

Taco salads can vary a great deal from region to region. You can use a basic salad recipe and tweak it to your hearts content.

Beef Taco Salad Recipe

Preparation time: about 45 minutes. Serves 4-6.


  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded (yes, there is still a “place” for iceberg)
  • 3-4 tomatoes depending on size, cut into wedges or diced
  • 1 pound LEAN ground beef (preferably natural beef)
  • 1 ounce taco seasoning or your own mixture of spices to achieve the taste
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 One pound can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup black olives, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced (or guacamole, or both)
  • Salsa or Thousand Island Dressing
  • Sour cream
  • Tortilla chips or a tortilla bowl


  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet adding taco seasoning and water
  • When meat is no longer pink, drain and rinse beans and combine with meat In a large salad bowl or on individual plates, build salad in this order






                    black olives

  • Top with scoop of sour cream and guacamole
  • Garnish with chips around the salad

 Serve salsa, guacamole and Thousand Island Dressing on-the-side


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Did you know? Mexican food has been always considered to be very spicy. Well, that is partially true. Mexican food history shows that Mexico has given chocolate to the world, as well as several other specialties, including peanuts, vanilla, beans, coconuts and tomatoes.