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"Trash Bag" Taco Salad

I use this recipe for church functions and patio parties and assign each guest an ingredient. This simple and economical crowd-pleaser makes cleanup a breeze.—Margie Dodd, Choctaw, Oklahoma
45-50 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 3 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 3 heads lettuce, shredded
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 3 cans (4-1/4 ounces each) chopped or sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 1 package (16 ounces) corn chips
  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) Catalina salad dressing
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) salsa

Directions

  • Brown beef; drain. Add taco seasoning and prepare according to
  • package directions. Cool. Toss with remaining ingredients in an
  • extra-large resealable plastic bag or large container. Yield: 40-50
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 186 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 533 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.