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Loaded Taco Salad

Loaded Taco Salad is packed with all kinds of goodies like seasoned beef, veggies, cheese and a dollop of dressing. All the goodness of a taco, in a salad! 
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients

Taco Salad Dressing

  • 1 Cup Ranch Dressing, either prepared or homemade
  • 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 2-3 Tbsp Buttermilk or Regular Milk will work as well

Taco Beef Mix

  • 1/2 LB Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Cup Onion, finely diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning

Taco Salad

  • 6 Cups Lettuce, Romaine, Green Leaf, Iceberg or a combination of all three
  • 1 Cup Red Pepper, diced
  • 4 Green Onions, diced
  • 1 Cup Grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 Cups Tortilla Chips, crushed
  • 1 1/2 Cups Monterrey Jack Cheese or Cheddar, shredded
  • 1 Avocado, sliced

Instructions

Taco Salad Dressing

  1. Combine the ranch dressing and taco seasoning in a small bowl or cruet.  Add in the buttermilk until you have achieved the desired consistency.  Set aside and let sit to allow the flavours to meld.  

Taco Beef Mix

  1. In a large skillet, add the ground beef along with the onion and garlic and saute until browned and cooked completely.  Add in the taco seasoning and stir to combine well.  Set aside

Taco Salad

  1. In a large bowl combine all of the salad ingredients.  Toss to combine.  Once you are ready to serve the salad, add in the meat mix .....if you decide to use my Meatless Meaty Taco Mix, add  about 1 cup (any leftover will freeze very nicely).  Next, you want to add in the cheese and finally top with the salad dressing.  Toss to combine all of the ingredients.  Evenly divide the salad among 4 plates.