Taco Salad

I had another Dr’s appointment this morning so I am late posting!  I should have typed it up last night but we decided to watch a movie.  “The Hateful Eight.”  It wasn’t too bad, certainly different lol!

When I made the Taco Cupcakes, I wanted something to have with them.  I suppose I could have made a regular salad but I knew I had enough of the seasoned ground beef to make this and everyone loved it the last time I made it, so Taco Salad it was!



This is what I used to make my salad.


I started with the ground beef.  As I mentioned above, I had some left over from making the cupcakes so I used that.  If not, you are going to want to brown and drain about a half pound of lean ground beef and then add taco seasoning and a bit of water then set aside.


Next you are going to rip/cut up your romaine into bite size pieces, chop the tomatoes and chop your green onions.   I used pre-grated cheese so I was able to skip a step, if you at using block cheese, grate about 2 cups.

I added the beef, tomatoes, onions and cheese to the lettuce and mixed it up.



And then mixed up a dressing.  It was just 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of salsa.



I mixed it up then added it to my salad and tossed to combine.


And that’s it.  Everything you would normally have in a taco, other than the shell, in a salad!  I great side to any Mexican meal!

You can also add extra grated cheese on top, black olives, anything you would normally eat in a taco.



Taco Salad

Preparation Time: 15 minutes  Cooking Time (for beef): 15 minutes  Servings: 4


  • 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 package taco seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cups grated cheese, I used Tex Mex
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa


  1. Brown ground beef and drain.
  2. Add taco seasoning and water and mix to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, wash and then rip/cut whole head of lettuce.
  4. Add tomatoes, beef, onions and cheese and toss to combine ingredients.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together sour cream and salsa.
  6. Pour over salad ingredients and toss to coat.
  7. Serve immediately.



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