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Tex-Mex Taco Salad


This tex-mex taco salad is so easy to make and full of delicious flavors, textures, and colors. Topped with tex-mex style ground beef.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 34 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 16-ounce can black beans
  • 23 ounces Pepperjack Velveeta
  • fresh spinach or lettuce
  • fresh salsa
  • Cotija cheese, crumbled
  • tortilla chips, crushed
  • sour cream


  1. Saute onion with a small amount of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When soft and fragrant, add ground beef. Cook until no longer pink. Drain most of the grease from the pan. Add seasoning and water; stir until thickened slightly.
  2. Add Velveeta in small pieces; mix until melted. Add black beans and stir until combined. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Assemble salads with beef/bean mixture, fresh salsa, cheese crumbles, crushed tortillas, and sour cream.


Other possible add-ins would be bell peppers, corn, or avocados!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex

Keywords: tex mex taco salad, mexican salad, taco salad