Taco Salad Recipes

Love all the flavors and the crunchy texture.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 large bag salad (chopped lettuce/carrots)
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  • 1 large bag barbecue Frito-Lays corn chips
  • 1 bottle French dressing
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cans kidney beans


Brown the hamburger and drain. Mix with taco seasoning according to package directions. Place in large bowl. Put chopped lettuce, diced onions, chopped tomatoes, corn chips, and the 2 cans of drained kidney beans in the bowl. Toss all the ingredients together.

Pour French dressing over top and toss everything together again. So yummy and easy to make. You can also add black olives if you like. It is always a big hit at family gatherings.

If you are taking this to church dinner, put the hamburger on bottom and all the ingredients in bowl. Put lettuce on top. When you get there, add the corn chips and french dressing, and toss. It will not get soggy this way.

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 15 min Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 min Minutes

Source: This is my sister Jean's recipe. We always ask her to make it!

By dorothy wedenoja from New Creek, WV

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September 24, 2008

This is my oldest sister's recipe. She has been making taco salad this way for as long as I can remember. I have been making it for my family ever since.

bowl of taco salad

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A great take along salad, very kid friendly!

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Brown ground beef, drain fat and cool. Cut up lettuce, tomatoes, onion and put in fairly large bowl and add cheese. Mix Miracle Whip and taco seasoning in big bowl with the lettuce, onion, tomato.

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March 29, 2011

This is easy to make and kids love it so much. Wash lettuce and dry it well or let it drip dry. Next, fry your ground beef, grate cheese, and chop green onions, using all but the roots.

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July 17, 2013

A salad of lettuce, tomato and onion topped with seasoned cooked hamburger and dressing.

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This is a great meal for a hot summer day or evening. Very filling and good!

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Cut up lettuce. Cut tomatoes into bite size pieces. Chop onion and shred cheese. Mix together all ingredients; add dressing and serve.

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Mix together all ingredients, except chips. Crunch chips on plate and top with salad. Top salad with optional ingredients, such as sour cream, picante sauce or salsa or Ranch-style dressing. You can also use ground beef instead of chicken.

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A delicious, filling main dish salad that doesn't take long to prepare.

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In large nonstick skillet, cook and stir beef over medium high heat until browned; pour off drippings. Stir in beans, 1/2 cup of the salad dressing, chili powder, onion flakes and salt. Cover; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

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October 24, 2006

Chili Con Carne Taco Salad (Salad With Beans). Place chili into salad bowl. Crumble about 6 chips, placing into salad. Take 1 1/2 Tbsp. sour cream into salad. Add 2 tsp. salsa. Mix gently.

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January 18, 2006

This is awesome...

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June 15, 2009

Does anyone have the recipe for the taco salad sold by "Jack in the Box" several years ago?

By Debi from CA


June 17, 20090 found this helpful

Check this link out:

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October 2, 20172 found this helpful

No,recipe for taco salad but how I would love for him to bring his taco,salad back,I know people would buy it constantly!! I loved his taco salad!! It was so darn delicious! Jack please bring your taco salad back!!

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November 24, 20181 found this helpful

Me too. It was DELICIOUS

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April 4, 20192 found this helpful

I miss that taco salad so bad im going to try to recreate it!

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July 8, 20191 found this helpful

The best taco salads ever. Why discontinue a food that customers loved and the restaurant was making money. Please come back please.

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March 28, 2011

We usually use this as a main dish, but not always. One of our favorites!

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February 28, 2011

Crumble and fry hamburger. Drain well and set aside to cool. Chop lettuce, tomato, onion, and green pepper and toss together in large bowl.

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September 1, 2010

Brown ground beef. Drain fat. Stir in seasoning mix and water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes.

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