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Easy and Flavorful Beef Taco Salad for Warm Weather Dinners

Hey everyone, I’m craving satisfying salads for dinner. This beef taco salad hits the spot perfectly – it’s packed with veggies, protein, healthy fats, and has the most delightful crunch from Doritos. The hardest part? Resisting the urge to devour the entire bag of chips while making the salad!

The secret weapon of this recipe? A crazy-easy, two-ingredient dressing that’s actually kind of magical. Just mix your favorite salsa with sour cream, and voila! You’re guaranteed a delicious sauce. Feel free to use low-fat sour cream if you prefer, and for a thinner consistency, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Here’s how to whip up this delicious taco salad:

  1. Brown the Beef: Cook the ground beef in a skillet with your favorite taco seasoning for 8-10 minutes, or until fully cooked through. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Prep the Salad: Wash and chop your favorite salad fixings and toss them into a large bowl.
  3. Make the Dressing: In a separate bowl, whisk together salsa and sour cream until smooth and creamy.
  4. Assemble the Salad: Pour the cooked beef over the salad ingredients. Tip: Add the Doritos last to maintain their delightful crunch!
  5. Dig In! Drizzle the creamy salsa dressing over your salad and enjoy a fiesta in a bowl!

Bonus Tip: While this recipe uses pre-made taco seasoning for convenience, feel free to experiment and create your own spice blend using pantry staples!

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Taco Salad Recipe

Taco Salad

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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


Easy and Flavorful Beef Taco Salad for Warm Weather Dinners


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp each: garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup each: sour cream, salsa
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 3/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup each: drained corn, black beans
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced/chopped
  • 1 cup crushed Doritos
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and spices, cook until browned (8-10 minutes), drain excess fat if needed.
  2. While beef cooks, chop salad ingredients and mix sour cream with salsa for dressing.
  3. Combine lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cheese, corn, beans, and avocado in a large bowl.
  4. Let beef cool slightly, then add to the salad with crushed Doritos (last to prevent sogginess).
  5. Toss with dressing, season with salt and pepper, and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 670kcal
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 777mg
  • Fat: 39g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Protein: 41g
  • Cholesterol: 127mg


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