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Shockingly Simple Black Bean Taco Salad

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This is a taco salad recipe with a little of a twist. It is one that my family loves. I got the recipe for Shockingly Simple Black Bean Taco Salad several years ago from a Quick Cooking Magazine, now known as Simple and Delicious.

I don’t add the tomatoes because my family is not a fan of fresh tomatoes. However, I do add a little garlic salt and pepper to the meat, but there is no other need for seasonings, since the flavor for this salad comes from the nacho cheese chips and Catalina dressing.

Shockingly Simple Taco Salad | realmomkitchen.com

You could probably add other things to this salad that you like such as corn or fresh onion. We like it just the way it is. Also, in the original picture I took I used pinto beans instead of black beans because when I went to my pantry I was out of black beans. Hope you enjoy this quick and easy salad that won’t heat up the house. This is something I definitely enjoy on these hot July days.
Shockingly Simple Taco Salad | realmomkitchen.com

Shockingly Simple Taco Salad | realmomkitchen.com

Shockingly Simple Black Bean Taco Salad

Real Mom Kitchen

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 cup canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup Catalina salad dressing
  • 4 cups nacho tortilla chips


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, tomato, beans and beef. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.
  • Arrange tortilla chips on a serving plate; top with beef mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
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This is the original photo from this post. The above picture was updated in August 2015.

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  1. Pingback: Flashback Friday – Shockingly Simple Taco Salad | Real Mom Kitchen
  2. Yummm!! This looks great. I’ve printed it and we’ll be trying this out (minus the beans) after the next trip to the grocery store.

    Congrats on being the saucy chef (yes, I’m behind)


  3. I was planning on making “regular” taco salad for dinner tomorrow night… I’m going to try this one, instead! Yum!