- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, torn
- 2 medium tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup taco sauce
- 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) corn chips
- In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, oregano, chili powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives and beef mixture. Combine mayonnaise and taco sauce; pour over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with corn chips. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings.
Reviews forCrowd-Pleasing Taco Salad
"I couldn't bring myself to use mayo on my taco salad. This was otherwise a good basic recipe. But where was the salsa, the sour cream, the guacamole, and yes, the refried beans? I guess I am talking a whole different recipe. Taco Bell used to make the best taco salad I ever tasted and they served it in a fried tortilla bowl. I don't care for the salty tortilla chips, so I fry slices of fresh tortilla (usually flour) and stick some of those in the top of the salad. Love taco salad no matter how you make it."
"Made a double batch of this for a large gathering. I added some diced red bell pepper and red onion, and used halved cherry tomatoes. I also chopped the lettuce to make it easier to eat with Tostitos Scoops. I placed a bottle of Sriracha on the table for folks to spice their bites. Definitely a keeper!!! Delicious!!"
"Only change I'd make is to serve it in a Taco Bowl made of a flour tortilla baked in a Bowl shaped form, sans broken chips."
"very easy to make and tasted delicious. I used medium taco sauce but for our tastes I should have used a hot taco sauce. We did not care for the Mayo/taco sauce dressing so we used additional taco sauce in lieu of the dressing mix. When I make it again I think I will use some salsa and add some sour cream. Overall a good recipe but needed a bit more kick for my family's taste buds."
"This was so delicious, I didn't want to stop eating. Moonbeam"
"One of our family's favorite recipes! Will have to have it this week! I don't change a thing. Leftovers are even better the next day!"
"This was simple and easy to put together. The whole family enjoyed it and I loved how much it made! I entertain a lot at my house and the next time I have a big gathering I'm definitely making us! Great flavor the only thing I did differently was you salsa instead of taco sauce because I was out."
"Similar to the recipe I use, but I add a packet of taco seasoning with the ground beef (and water needed); also, I have used Russian dressing rather than the mayo mixture. Pass the taco sauce."
"We all loved it!"
"My family loves this recipe. I have made it several times. Occassionally, I change it up and make it with boneless skinless chicken breast that I cut into very small pieces. I have left the seasonings the same every time and we have always enjoyed it. About a month ago, for my niece's graduation, my sister asked me to bring my taco salad, but it was going to have to sit for a while. We decided to serve this cold. It turned out really, really well. I cooked the beef and spices according to the directions. I then cooled it in the fridge and assembled as described. I added the dressing and chips just before serving. I had tons of requests for the recipe. OH and I frequently add a can of drained and rinsed black beans."