Thrill your friends and family with this easy taco salad recipe! A Mexican classic, this features perfectly seasoned ground beef, fresh vegetables, and delightful chips that give it a pleasing crunch. Follow the written or video instructions below to learn how to prepare this delicious taco salad.

Taco Salad Recipe Video

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 ½ T. Rada Mexican Seasoning (alternatively, use 1 envelope generic taco seasoning)
  • ¾ C. water
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 2-3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (15 oz.) can red kidney beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can large black olives, sliced
  • 1 C. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (16 oz.) bottle Catalina dressing
  • 1 (14 ½ oz.) bag nacho cheese Doritos, crumbled into big chunks

Cook ground beef and drain the grease. Add Rada Mexican (or generic taco seasoning) and water. Stir and chill the beef.

Kristi adds taco seasoning to ground beef for taco salad.

Once beef is chilled, place in a large bowl.

Kristi pours beef into a large bowl.

Add lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, kidney beans, black olives, and cheese.

Kristi adds vegetables to taco salad bowl.

Add Catalina dressing.

Kristi adds sauce to taco salad.

Add Doritos.

Kristi adds chips to taco salad.

Mix thoroughly.

Kristi adds beef to taco salad.

Serve and enjoy! Try it with sour cream or your favorite salsa.

Kristi poses with completed taco salad.

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Taco Salad Video Recipe Transcript

Start Video Transcript

Hi, Kristi in the Rada Cutlery kitchen, and today I want to show you how to make a delicious taco salad. We’re going to be using the new Rada Quick Mix Mexican Seasoning.

First, cook 1 pound of ground beef and drain the grease. Add 1 envelope of taco seasoning or 2 ½ tablespoons of Rada’s Quick Mix Mexican Seasoning and ¾’s cup water. Afterwards, chill the beef.

Once the ground beef is cold, place in a large bowl. Add 1 head of chopped iceberg lettuce. 3 chopped Roma tomatoes, and 6 chopped green onions.

Add 1 can of drained red kidney beans, 1 can sliced large black olives, and 1 cup of shredded cheddar jack cheese. Add 1 bottle of Catalina dressing and 14.5 ounce bag of Doritos that have been crumbled into chunks. Mix the ingredients.

And there you have a classic taco salad! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and visit us at our website at

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