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Potluck Taco Salad

 Potluck Taco Salad
I found this recipe in an old school cookbook, and I've taken it to many potlucks since then. The layers look so pretty in a glass bowl. —Sandy Fynaardt, New Sharon, Iowa
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 envelope taco seasoning, divided
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, torn
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups crushed tortilla chips (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons taco sauce


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until
  • no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in 3 tablespoons
  • taco seasoning.
  • In a large bowl, layer beef mixture, lettuce, beans, onion, tomatoes,
  • cheese and crushed chips. In a small bowl, mix salad dressing, taco
  • sauce and remaining taco seasoning; serve with salad. Yield: 8
  • servings (1 cup dressing).