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
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 each: 423 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 727mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 13g 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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dmv60 User ID: 4942727 32577
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

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

zoeymae User ID: 2805196 25157
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!"

lissylee User ID: 25977 49308
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."

Snowkitty User ID: 6049139 70012
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"

younglj2 User ID: 6056167 70010
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

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

ConnieJK User ID: 76623 85548
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

"This is a super quick and easy go-to recipe. DH is a vegetarian, so this satisfies both of us. We use chili corn chips, depending on what we have on hand. Thanks for sharing this!"

Horselvrtina User ID: 3340757 52540
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"We love this salad for nights when we forgot to take something out - we use chili corn chips and black beans -yum!"

sylvia_moss User ID: 4270982 49307
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"Wonderful recipe. My 2 year old was able to help with this. Next time I would probably mix the beans with some seasoned hamburger!"

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