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October 31, 2021 Inspiration

Recipe: Easy beef taco salad

This Easy Beef Taco Salad is perfect at any time of the year with its crisp lettuce, delicious beef topping, cheese, and condiments. Everyone can build a salad as they want to.

This makes an excellent back-to-school dinner when you are trying to get a meal on the table, homework started, or after-school activities worked into the schedule.

Prep Time:

10 min

Cooking Time:

10 min

Total Time:

20 min




  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bottled oil and vinegar dressing
  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup shredded Tex-Mex cheese blend
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Corn chips, like Fritos
  • 3/4 cup sour cream, for serving
  • 3/4 cup salsa, for serving
  • 1/2 cup guacamole, for serving (optional)


In a small bowl, mix the chili powder, onion powder, cumin, garlic powder,  paprika and pepper together and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until it is cooked through using a wooden spoon to break it up as it cooks.

After the beef has browned, add the spice mixture and stir for 1 minute to coat the beef.

Then add the 1/2 cup water and stir while the water evaporates, season with salt if desired.

Once the beef is done, allow it to cool for a few minutes.

Prepare the salads by dividing the lettuce between four plates and drizzle with salad dressing.

Spoon the beef over the lettuce, top with cheese, add a dollop of sour cream and salsa to each plate and guacamole if using.

Divide the tomatoes between the plates, garnish with some slices of avocado and a handful of corn chips and serve.


You can find the full post for this recipe, including more great photography, on Noshing with the Nolands.

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Tara Noland
Tara Noland has loved cooking and baking since she was a child. In 2012, the Tara started Noshing with the Nolands, a blog that features cooking and baking, how-tos, and more. As a brand ambassador for Alberta Beef Producers, Tara shares recipes, ideas, tips and tricks for cooking delicious meals with Alberta beef.

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