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Quick and Easy Taco Salad Recipe

Made with seasoned ground beef, chopped lettuce, and all of your favorite taco toppings! This easy salad recipe is ready in under 20 minutes making it the perfect weeknight dinner!


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 (1oz) packet taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 large heads of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup canned corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives
  • green onion
  • 1 large bag cheddar cheese tortilla chips
  • Ranch dressing


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add your diced onion and ground beef. Cook until the onion is translucent and the beef is crumbled and browned.

  3. Stir in the taco seasoning and water. Heat through (about 2 minutes).

  4. Build your salads with the remaining ingredients. Top with ranch dressing or catalina style dressing. 

Recipe Notes

Additional topping ideas include black beans, chili beans, jalapenos, sour cream, guacamole, or cilantro lime ranch dressing