Taco salad is always a hit during the summer. Check out this easy recipe for a quick dinner.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning
2 cups hot water
1 pkg cheeseburger dinner
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 cups tortilla chips, slightly broken
8 cups lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
½ cup sliced black olives
1 ½ cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet brown the ground beef. Drain.
  2. Add taco seasoning, water, uncooked pasta, sauce mix, and chili powder.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 12 minutes. Uncover and simmer for an additional five minutes or until pasta is tender.
  4. Arrange the lettuce in the bottom of a large, shallow, bowl.
  5. Sprinkle chips over the lettuce and top with the pasta and beef mixture.
  6. Layer on the olives, tomatoes, and cheese.
  7. Top with salsa and sour cream to taste. Serve immediately.