Jan 282015
 
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Lately I have been in the mood for my Mom’s Taco Salad.  It’s a great recipe (I’ll share it with you all one of these days), a little different than a traditional taco salad.  It’s not hard to make, but it does take a little advanced planning.

This Quick & Easy Taco Salad recipe has all the yummy flavors of a taco on one plate. No big shell needed, just add a few crushed tortilla chips to give you that nice crunch.Thank you to Lunchbox for sponsoring this post. Words & opinions are my own.

I was trying to decide what to make for lunch recently and after going through all the cabinets, fridge and freezer, I realized that I had everything on hand to make tacos.  Which meant that I had everything I needed to make the Quick & Easy Taco Salad recipe from the Kraft Recipe Hub.  Hubby likes taco salad, also, so I decided to whip this recipe up for lunch.

Quick & Easy Taco Salad Recipe

Quick & Easy Taco Salad Recipe with seasoned ground beef, romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, crushed tortilla chips, shredded Mexican blend cheese, and drizzled with ranch dressing and ranchero sauce

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Quick & Easy Taco Salad
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • ½ ground beef
  • ½ package Taco Bell taco seasoning mix
  • ⅛ cup water
  • 4 cups Romaine lettuce, washed & torn or chopped
  • 1 half tomato, diced
  • ½ cup Kraft Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips
  • Kraft Ranch Dressing (for drizzling)
  • Taco Bell Spicy Ranchero Bold & Creamy Sauce (for drizzling)
Instructions
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef. Drain.
  2. Add taco seasoning mix and water and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce temperature to medium-low and simmer 3 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, tear or chop lettuce and divide between serving plates.
  5. Top lettuce with diced tomato, seasoned beef, tortilla chips, and shredded cheese.
  6. Drizzle with ranch dressing and ranchero sauce, to taste.

Quick & Easy Taco Salad recipe drizzled with ranch dressing and spicy ranchero sauce

If you look at the original recipe on the Kraft Recipe Hub you’ll see that I made a few little tweaks to mine.  This was to serve personal taste preferences (like no onions, swapping out the Cheddar cheese for Mexican blend, and adding the Taco Bell sauce) and serving size needs (original recipe serves 4, and I only needed enough for 2).  Feel free to add your own personal twist, too.

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Quick & Easy Taco Salad Recipe with seasoned ground beef, romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, crushed tortilla chips, shredded Mexican blend cheese, and drizzled with ranch dressing and ranchero sauce

How do you like to top your taco salad?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  11 Responses to “Quick & Easy Taco Salad Recipe”

  1. Thanks for linking up with See Ya in the Gumbo. I haven’t had taco salad in a long time! I like to add sour cream, avocado, and green onion. But honestly I wouldn’t turn down any taco salad!

  2. This salad looks so devine! I love salads and I am happy to see how to ake this delicious Taco Salad.Thanks for posting it for us.

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  4. Tacos and salads – two of my favorite things!

  5. Thank you for linking up this delicious Quick & Easy Taco Salad at the Creative Muster Party and hope you’ll stop by next Tuesday at 6 pm EST to party with us again! Pinned to share with my followers. :)

    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

  6. I love taco salad. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you have a great weekend.

  7. Is there anything mroe delicious and simple than taco salad?!

  8. This looks SO GOOD! Now I’m hungry!

  9. You’ve got me wanting taco salad too now! It’s one of those recipes you can switch up so many ways to suit your mood at the time. :)

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