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Cheesy Beef Taco Salad

Arlene Ghent of St. Joseph, Michigan says, "I often double the recipe so there are leftovers for lunch the next day."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed corn chips
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped green onions
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges


  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, celery, green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the cheese, tomatoes, chili powder and cumin. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted. Stir in corn chips.
  • Line six salad plates with lettuce; sprinkle with green onions. Top each with 1 cup beef mixture. Garnish with tomato wedges.

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  • Brenda MH
    Apr 3, 2014

    I really liked the crunch of this salad, from the celery and Fritos- it was really good as leftovers in burritos too! It's pretty saucy, since the can of tomatoes is undrained, so if I was going to make it for burritos, I would drain those. Also, I substituted Mexican Asadero cheese for the Velveeta, which was divine. Tip: Don't add all the Fritos if you're going to have leftovers, or they'll get soggy (unless you like them that way).

  • shecooksalot
    Jul 8, 2013

    Yummy!!! Even my picky, salad phobic son loved it. Granted, it's not a really healthy salad, but it is very easy and makes a great lunch for the whole family. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef, but everything else was about the same. I think I will try cutting down the amount of Velveeta next time, maybe somewhere between 1/2 lb. to 3/4 lb.

  • scrapo
    Jun 27, 2011

    Very Yummy! Makes alot though, which I froze to use at a later date...that will make dinner a breeze some other night!

  • gersch29
    Jan 29, 2010

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  • lynn aniceto
    Feb 23, 2006

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