Meats,  Salads

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:

Crouton's Taco Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning (hot or mild, your choice)
  • 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.

About Crouton deMenthe  Amateur cook and barbecue fanatic.


Amateur cook and barbecue fanatic.

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