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Potluck Taco Salad Recipe

Potluck Taco Salad Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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).

Reviews for Potluck Taco Salad

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cariboocook
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

"I made this last night and must say it was really good. The layering of the salad ingredients in a glass bowl makes such an enticing presentation. I did not use the Thousand Island dressing as my husband does not like (but I do intend to use it another time on the side just to try). I served the salad with separate medium salsa and sour cream in bowls so we could just add what we wanted to. Will make again for sure."

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shadey1
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016

"This salad is awesome, sometimes I season the beef taco style,. Sometimes not!! All of our kids love this for dinner but some use a Catalina French dressing. Try it with broken Doritos for more flavor."

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Janadele
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016

"Easy salad and wonderful flavor. One could use their own dressing that they like."

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robbrd
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"Good, simple salad."

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jbander2
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"Made this for supper tonight! Delicious, and went together so easily. Will definitely make again!"

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fishfeathers
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"I pretty much do the same thing. I use refried beans, I add quaqamole (sp) and sour cream, and no dressing. I heat it up w/o the lettuce so the cheese and beans melt and heat up. I then add the lettuce. So good."

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laureltornes
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"I use black beans instead of kidney beans."

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bnrudy
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"I've made this for years now, but I would also add a layer of sliced, black olives and my dressing is equal parts of Thousand Island dressing and Mexican Salsa, sometime I would use corn chips instead of tortilla chips"

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pio280
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"I added small can sliced black olives and Catalina dressing instead."

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krysfielder
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"very yummy! The kids loved the dressing."

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maegena
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"This is the same recipe that I have used for years and it is delicious! The salad dressing may seem a little strange, but it is actually really good. I usually add a little bit of sugar to the salad dressing-it doesn't make it sweet, it just adds a depth of flavor."

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magickat__CT
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"I've made this for years now - for my family, lunches for my colleagues, and parties. EVERYONE raves about it and wants the recipe. It't the sauce that makes it dfferent from any other taco salad. It's a surefire hit."

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jean937
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"good tp wanna try this! without the kidney beans..."

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zzzkatzzzz@gmail.com
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2008

"i would also add a layer of sliced, black olives & a layer of low fat sour cream. maybe a layer of avacado (which is a good healthy thing).

Kat"

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