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10-Minute Taco Salad

"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


  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 package (9-1/4 ounces) corn chips
  • 2 cups 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 423 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 727mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • dmv60
    Sep 26, 2012

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

  • zoeymae
    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
    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
    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
    Nov 27, 2011

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

  • ConnieJK
    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
    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
    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!