Fritos Taco Salad is a fun and kid-approved easy dinner the entire family will love. Made with real ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes! | Tastes Better From Scratch
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Fritos Taco Salad

Fritos Taco Salad is a fun and kid-approved easy dinner idea the entire family will love. Made with real ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 812kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

For the Taco Salad:

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic , minced
  • 1 ribs celery , diced (just one single piece)
  • 1/2 yellow onion , diced
  • 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 16 ounce can chili beans , partially drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 romaine heart , chopped
  • 1 large tomato , diced
  • 1 avocado , peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small can sliced olives , optional
  • sour cream , for topping
  • salsa , for topping
  • 16 ounce bags frito Chips

For the taco seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Combine all of the taco seasoning spices in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Add the chopped onion and celery and cook until meat is browned. Drain any grease. 
  • Add minced garlic. Add crushed tomatoes, chili beans, and taco seasoning. 
  • Stir and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.
  • Place a handful of fritos chips on a plate. 
  • Top with a ladle-full of chili mixture. 
  • Top with a handful of chopped lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes, avocados, olives, and a spoonful of sour cream and salsa. Enjoy!

Notes

Some people like to toss the lettuce with some Italian dressing--I personally don't think it needs it, (and why waste the calories), but it is an adjustment you could make!

Nutrition

Calories: 812kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1651mg | Potassium: 1240mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2825IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 394mg | Iron: 5.9mg