10-Minute Taco Salad Recipe
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10-Minute Taco Salad Recipe

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"Mom often made this hearty main-dish salad for my three brothers and me when we were growing up," recalls Cindy Stephan of Owosso, Michigan. "Now it's one of my husband's favorite meals - and one we frequently fix for weekend guests."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) corn chips
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1-1/4 cups salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 423 calories, 25 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 727 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 13 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan , cook beans over medium-low heat until heated through. Place corn chips on a large platter. Top with beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, olives, salsa and sour cream. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as 10-Minute Taco Salad in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p11

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"Super easy and meatless version of the traditional salad. Very good!"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"This is a great super quick dish. I swap out the corn chips to make it a healthier dish. My meat eating husband even loves this one!"

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"this is our go-to quick meal! We heat up the beans in the microwave (we like Bush's mild), pour over the chips and let the cheese melt. Then, we put all the fixings on the side and let everyone make their own taco salad."

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"I cooked this today for lunch (getting tired of soup and sandwich) added 1/2lb of ground beaf &red pepper corns.yum Snowkitty"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"I cooked 1lb of ground beef prior and added it to the beans, plus 1 tsp of chili powder. Delicious!"

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