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Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad is a fun way to serve taco salad. It works great for serving a crowd.

Layered Taco Salad with Ground Beef

Taco salad is just about the perfect easy dinner because it contains ingredients that almost everyone loves.

It also makes a great meal to serve company or to take to a potluck dinner

One of my favorite ways to serve taco salad to a large group is in a 9×13 pan. 

For my family I normally just set out the ingredients for taco salad and everyone puts it together how they like it.

When serving a large group though, or taking it to a potluck or picnic, it is easier if your taco salad is all in one bowl. 

Layered Taco Salad with Ground Beef

I have served taco salad layered in a large bowl or trifle dish. It works great that way, but it can be hard to get all the way to the bottom of the bowl.

Often times when taco salad is layered in a bowl, you get a lot of one layer and not so much of another.

Layering it in a 9×13 type pan changes that. It makes taco salad an easy one dish type of meal. 

Layered Taco Salad with Ground Beef

This is also an easy gluten free dinner if you read labels to make sure all your ingredients are gluten free. It is normal food that is gluten free and that everyone loves. I love gluten free dinners like that! 

I like to serve the dressing on the side for this, but you can also pour it on top right before serving.   

Serve this with a bag or two of chips along with some salsa and sour cream and you have an easy dinner that everyone is sure to love! 

Need another easy taco salad recipe? Try my Layered Chicken Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad with Ground Beef

Yield: 12 servings

Layered Taco Salad

Layered Taco Salad

Quick and easy lunch or dinner. Great for a potluck type of meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4-6 cups chopped or shredded lettuce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • guacamole or avocado if desired
  • ¾ cup catalina dressing
  • ¾ cup salsa, (mild, medium, or hot depending on how spicy you want it.)
  • Tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream, etc. for serving

Instructions

  1. In a pan cook ground beef until done. Drain off any fat and add taco seasoning according to package directions. Let meat cool completely.
  2. In a 9x13 pan or casserole style dish, layer lettuce, cooled meat, beans, cheese, tomatoes, (and guacamole if using)
  3. In a small bowl or jar combine Catalina and salsa. Pour over salad if serving right away. Serve on the side if making this ahead of time.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream, additional salsa, etc.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 500 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 2g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 79mg Sodium: 907mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 12g Protein: 28g
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