Taco Bean Salad Recipe
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Storing Seasoned Hamburger Mix in the freezer helps Dorothy beat the clock when she is creating this change-of-pace tossed salad. Guests will love how it's chock-full of good stuff, including fresh tomatoes, chopped avocado and canned kidney beans.
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, torn
  • 6 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups Seasoned Hamburger Mix, thawed
  • 1 bottle (7 ounces) green taco sauce
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Ranch salad dressing or dressing of your choice

Directions

Chop two tomatoes; cut remaining tomatoes into wedges. In a large salad bowl, toss the lettuce, tortilla chips, cheese, beans, avocado and chopped tomatoes; set aside.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine hamburger mix and taco sauce. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Spoon over salad; toss gently. Top with tomato wedges and onions. Serve with dressing. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Taco Bean Salad in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p14

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 327 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 459mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 17g protein.

  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, torn
  • 6 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups Seasoned Hamburger Mix, thawed
  • 1 bottle (7 ounces) green taco sauce
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Ranch salad dressing or dressing of your choice
  1. Chop two tomatoes; cut remaining tomatoes into wedges. In a large salad bowl, toss the lettuce, tortilla chips, cheese, beans, avocado and chopped tomatoes; set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine hamburger mix and taco sauce. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Spoon over salad; toss gently. Top with tomato wedges and onions. Serve with dressing. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Taco Bean Salad in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p14

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coppertop97 User ID: 312232 91855
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2009

"YUMMY!! Thanks!!"

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sandra stevens User ID: 2484498 91955
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2009

"Can also use 1 lb. ground beef and taco seasoning."

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