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Easy Taco Salad

Beef Taco Salad

Easy to make beef taco salad with pasta. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef, salad, taco, taco salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Pasta Salad™ Southwest Pasta Salad
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 lbs lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 packet Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix 1 oz
  • 4 cups chopped romaine
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 cups corn chips


  1. Make pasta salad as directed on box; place in large bowl, and set aside.

  2. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat until brown, stirring occasionally; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and 1/4 cup water; simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool slightly.

  3. To large bowl of pasta salad, add romaine, pico de gallo, olives, cilantro and scallions; toss. Fold in warm seasoned beef. Top with corn chips; serve with your favorite taco toppings.