Crouton’s Taco Salad

Taco salad is pretty generic, and ingredients vary depending on taste and what’s on hand.  It’s a great one-dish meal, and easy to make.  Here’s how I do it:


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 1 can chili beans
  • iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • red leaf lettuce, shredded
  • red onion or scallions, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • salad peppers, sliced
  • black olives, whole or sliced, regular or kalamata
  • tomato, sliced or chopped
  • garnish & toppings: chopped jalapenos, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, sour cream, ranch dressing, tortilla chips


Brown & crumble ground beef, add taco seasoning with 3/4 cup water, mix & simmer.  Head chili beans.  Shred lettuce, toss with other salad ingredients.


Top salad with beans and seasoned ground beef, then top with garnishes.

© 2011, Crouton deMenthe. All rights reserved.

About Crouton deMenthe  Amateur cook and barbecue fanatic.


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