Tasty Layered Taco Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes12 servings (1 cup each)
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 envelope taco seasoning
- 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 4 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 5 green onions, chopped
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup salsa
- 2 cups sour cream
- Tortilla chips
- In a small skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Cool slightly.
- In a small bowl, mash avocados with onion, garlic and lemon juice. In a 3-qt. glass bowl, layer with beef, avocado mixture, lettuce, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, cheese, salsa and sour cream. Serve immediately with chips.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 289 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 559mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.
Oct 21, 2016
It was a very easy recipe to follow and it turned out GREAT ! I toasted the tortilla chips in the oven for a couple of minutes and finished it off with a bottle of Moscato. So good !
Sep 29, 2016
Great for parties!! I love how easy this is to throw together.
Jul 2, 2014
Well liked by everyone. I made each person their own bowl, considering their preferences (cheese type and salsa heat).
Feb 27, 2014
Fantastic salad. This is great for potlucks or large family gatherings. Serve it with tortilla chips and everyone will be delighted.
Jul 23, 2010
This is wonderful! Great dish to make for company as well. So many of my friends have requested this recipe. Wonderful!
Apr 18, 2010
when i first made this recipe, my husband thought i made to much. as it turned out i barely made enough. it is so good, he almost ate the whole bowl himself. also, i made mine with ground turkey.
Apr 1, 2010
This was the best taco salad we have ever had. It is a lot like a glorified 7-layer dip. The only thing to note is that it makes a lot, and is not nearly as good the second day because you can't really re-heat the meat separately and the lettuce gets soggy. I would recommend cutting it down to the number of servings you need, or invite people over to help you eat it when it's fresh. Other than that, it was fantastic! We will definitely make it again.
Mar 27, 2010
I love it so much now this is my favorite meal.