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Family Favorite Taco Salad Recipe

Our Family's Favorite Taco Salad is a flexible recipe that your family can make to your liking. Add as little or as many toppings and vegetables as you would like to this Taco Salad to feed your family a healthy meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute recipe, Easy dinner recipe, family favorite, taco salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 880kcal


  • Large Skillet
  • Wooden Spoon / Spatula


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1.25 ounces taco seasoning mix 1 package
  • 16 ounces chili beans 1 can, drained
  • 16 ounces Catalina salad dressing divided
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 13 ounces tortilla chips


  • ¾ cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 1 cup sliced olives
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and drain excess grease.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning, chili beans, 1 cup of Catalina dressing, and water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Set out meat mixture, lettuce, chips, and all other taco toppings.
  • Let everyone assemble their own salad.
  • Top with Catalina dressing.



  1. Cut back on sour cream
  2. Add more guacamole
  3. Beware of the dressing 
  4. Cut back on the carbs
  5. Cut back on the cheese


Calories: 880kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 2125mg | Potassium: 1426mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2132IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 342mg | Iron: 6mg