"Trash Bag" Taco Salad Recipe
- 3 pounds ground beef
- 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
- 1. 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.
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.
Reviews for "Trash Bag" Taco Salad
"I've done this salad for years but use Kraft Russian Dressing."
"I've made one like this for years and then made this and liked it even more. Quick and wonderful"
"THAT IS THE BEST IDEA I HAVE EVER HEARD. I LOVE IT."
"Wonderful Taco meal. Loved by our whole family."
"This is a great recipe despite the unusual name! In our house we have always called in "Texas Salad". We make ours without the beef. This allows for vegetarians to have a hearty alternative. This also looks beautiful to just layer salad in glass bowl until time to eat then add chips and toss in the bowl. Thanks to the crunchy chips, kids keep returning for seconds!"
"We make this once a month, and it is so easy . . . always a hit with everyone! Thanks so much for sharing with us.Get real folks, "I think everyone realizes you should not use a real trash bag . . .""
"we do this at the office. we put the cooked, seasoned meat, beans, onions, and tomatoes together. After using half one day, we were able to store overnight and use again the next day. we just added the chips and lettuce and dressing as needed. hmmm, bet you could freeze it that way, too!"
"As some people mentioned below, if you choose to toss the salad in a plastic bag, it should be a food-safe bag, such as a 2 gallon resealable bag. An actual trash bag should not be used due to possible chemicals on the bag.Taste of Home Test Kitchen"
"how funny, two of us posted on this at the same time, a year later. A person has to learn somewhere, we aren't born knowing everything, regardless of what Socrates says..."
"Well, I was going to put it in a trash bag! I don't know these things, so I'm glad that it was posted not to use a real trash bag. I just thought those white bags were fine. :("
"I know one would assume, people would notice the quotes and not use a real trash bag, however someone in our office actually made this salad in an actual trash bag."
"Ithink everyone knows not to use an actual trash bag! Hence the quotes around trash bag in the name. GEEZ! lol"
"I bought small individual bags of Frito Chips, gave one to each child at a birthday party. Had all the ingredients of this recipe in bowls, and they went through buffet style and added to their bag what they wanted with the corn chips. used forks to mix it all together. It worked great, no mess and easy clean up! They were allowed to have two bags if they wanted. Kids and adult liked this. Served apple sauce with this. Then a few games the ice cream and B-day cake!!"
"This was a hit with everyone"
"Nice, quick pot luck dish...I even like the name, because ther is NO clean-up involved."
"Fast and easy great salad! I dont usually like Tex-Mex, but I liked this a lot! A 2 gallon Ziploc bag works fine. Add the corn chips just before serving so they dont get soggy. I also pared it down to family size."
"Simple and really good. A nice change from regular tacos. This has become a dish we make regularly."
"Please use only food safe plastic bags."
"I make this in stainless steel canning kettle. Mix together just before serving. Is awesome presentation and tastes GREAT!"
"Garbage bags are treated with chemicals and perfumes - I wouldn't suggest putting dinner to eat in a garbage bag."
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.