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Easy taco salad recipe for family dinner or potluck lunch

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This quick and easy taco salad makes a tasty family dinner or a winning contribution to your next potluck lunch at work. It's simple to make ahead; just warm up the taco meat when you're ready to serve it.


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix OR 3 tbsp homemade taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 bottle light Catalina salad dressing
  • 2 or 3 chopped tomatoes
  • 1 bag green salad
  • 8 oz Velveeta shreds, regular or cheddar
  • light sour cream (optional)
  • jalapeño peppers (optional)
  • crushed, baked tortilla chips (optional, if you're not eating gluten-free or low-carb)
  1. Brown and chop ground beef in a skillet.
  2. Add taco seasoning and water; simmer about 5-10 minutes or until desired consistency.
  3. Toss the green salad, cheese and tomatoes together.
  4. When ready to serve, add taco meat mixture and salad dressing. Add sour cream, jalapeño peppers and tortilla chips to individual bowls for those who want them.


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