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Taco Salad for a Large Crowd Recipe
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Taco Salad for a Large Crowd Recipe

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I made this huge salad to bring to a party and people were scrambling to figure out who made it. Needless to say I only brought home an empty bowl and the guests went home with a full stomach! —Lisa Homer, Avon, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:26 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 26 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning, divided
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 package (12-1/2 ounces) nacho tortilla chips, coarsely crushed
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1-1/2 cups Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 1-1/3 cups salsa
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 271 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 760 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook beef with 1 envelope plus 2 tablespoons taco seasoning until no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a very large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, chips, tomatoes, beans, olives, cheese, onion, chilies and beef mixture.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing, salsa, sugar and remaining taco seasoning; pour over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 26 servings (1-1/3 cups each).
Originally published as Taco Salad in Taste of Home August/September 2008, p49

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 271 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 760 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

We are vegetarian, so I use Morning Star Farms griller crumbles (available in most grocery stores) if not ask, it is made by Kelloggs. To keep it crunchy, do not add chips until right before serving. Layer the vegetables , add chips and than the dressing ,mix and it will be nice, crisp and oh so good

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

Appreciate this large size recipe. We love taco salads. For our family (2 of us) I use about 1/3 pound of ground beef browned with 1/2 packet taco seasonig. My husbnd loves the dressing so I make close to a cup (for family size.) Instead of thousand island dressing I start with 1/3 cup lofat sour cream and keep adding salsa, either homemade or store-bought, until it is the tang we like. I don't add any sugar. Romaine lettuce heads work well too - chop into bite size, rinse, spin dry, refrigerate before making salad for crispest lettuce. I add some chopped onions but might rethink that for a potluck. Left-over taco salad with chips does have soggy chips - we try not to have left-overs. I also add Mexican 4-cheese to the salad before tossing.

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

I love this salad at pot-luck dinners!!! Now I can make it for our family at home, of course cutting it down smaller. So much easier, AND NEATER than tacos! In my opinion yummier too!!!

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

I don't like a 'wet' taco salad. Does the tortilla chips get mushy? When I eat taco salad, I usually eat the chips on the side like one would eat a cracker.

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

I have to leave out peppers due to allergies, but put them on the side... I also serve with refried beans

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