Recipe By ranger1
Published Aug 4th
Mom’s Hot Mexican Salad
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 8 servings Calories 617.2

This recipe is as easy as one-two-three and it is so good there are never any leftovers!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound processed cheese food (e.g. Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ¾ head iceberg lettuce - rinsed, dried, and shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) package corn chips

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place beef, onion, bell pepper, garlic and cumin in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until hamburger is evenly brown. Drain any excess fat.
  2. 2 Stir cheese, green chilies and tomato sauce into the beef mixture. Cook 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  3. 3 Equally divide lettuce among salad plates. Pour meat and cheese mixture over lettuce and garnish with chopped tomato and corn chips.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 617.2
  • Carbohydrate 50.4 g
  • Cholesterol 79.5 mg
  • Fat 32.7 g
  • Fiber 5.3 g
  • Protein 32.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 10.2 g
  • Sodium 1630.1 mg
  • Sugar 10.2 g


  1. I did not have a pound and a half of ground meat I used one pound of ground turkey. I also used a red bell pepper instead of green. My family liked this okay we weren't in love with this but we ate it. It might have been better had I used homemade taco seasoning - Read more ...
  2. Very good. only change was to add sour cream as topping and I cook the meat with Sazon
  3. This is the closest Tex/Mex Taco Salad recipe I could find to my Grandmothers: We/She used Nacho Cheese Doritos crumbled instead of corn chips and added French Dressing enough for taste and always had some kind of beans in it Kidney or Pinto.... The texture was always so wonderful and the TASTE WOW! was made - Read more ...
  5. THis was a good taco salad recipe that we will definitely make again. We changed a few things such as adding some chili powder and using veggie crumbles instead of beef. We also put some salsa on it when topping our salad. The way the recipe is written it would make a good dip. For - Read more ...
  6. Yum. Kind of similar to the macho nacho dip I make but less cheesy. I used a prebagged salad blend (Southwestern caesar) that has a premade jalapeno ranch dressing so that it came out as a taco salad kind of meal. This is the kind of thing I can eat over and over for dinner - Read more ...
  7. Very good and easy. Not enough cheese for us though. Good hot weather supper!
  8. I left out the bell pepper and lettuce substituted ground turkey for the ground beef and made this as a cheesy tortilla chip dip. My husband raved about it and said it was as good as the sauce served at our favorite Mexican restaurant! In fact he was eating it out of the pan with - Read more ...
  9. Yum! This is really really good. Great cheese taste and it's fast and easy. We loved it and will make it again.