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Family favorite taco salad

This Tex-Mex salad recipe is easy and delicious. It will be truly a family favorite.


1 lb beef (ground meat)
1 onion (medium sized, chopped)
2 clv garlic (chopped)
2 T cooking oil (vegetable oil)
1⁄2 t chili powder (or to taste)
2 t oregano (dried oregano)
1 cn beans (red kidney beans, drained, 16 oz can)
4 c tortilla (tortilla chips)
1 c lettuce (shredded)
2 tomato (chopped)
1 c cheese (Monterrey Jack, shredded)


Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Stir-fry the onion until tender. Then add the garlic and cook for a minute.

Add the beef, chili powder, oregano and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is done, then drain off the fat if necessary.

Stir in the kidney beans and cook until heated through.

To assemble, arrange the tortilla chips on dinner plates and top with the meat. Add the shredded lettuce, tomatoes and sprinkle with cheese.

4 servings
Cooking time
Preparation time
Total time
30 minutes


Serve sour cream, guacamole and fresh salsa on the side.


Try a chicken taco salad.