Last night I made up 2 pounds hamburger meat.  We had nachos with some of the meat last evening and wanting to use up the rest of the meat this evening, I have decided to make htis wonderful taco salad.  This is a go to meal in the summer months or when I don't want to have to cook anything.  It is a way to use up the leftovers from a taco night.  This is the recipe I use, but I substituted my leftover cheese and olives from a previous nights dinner. 


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium head of lettuce (I use leafy greens)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) corn chips


  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, oregano, chili powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives and beef mixture. Combine mayonnaise and salsa; pour over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with corn chips. Serve immediately.
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  1. That looks sooo good! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Taco Salad.. Yummy!

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