“A number one all-time favorite salad.” That’s what the Music Man called this the last time I made it for him. We were trying to remember where we first had this and finally decided that it was at First Baptist Church in Belton, Texas, back when we were in college. (I’m not gonna give you the date for that…) It’s really easy to make for large groups and they would serve it on Wednesday night before Bible study. It’s been one of our favorite salads ever since then.
It’s a very flexible recipe but it always has:
- 1 head lettuce, chopped (we use romaine)
- 1 pound ground beef, scrambled & fried with taco seasonings
- 1 can pinto beans, drained
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 red onion, chopped
- grated cheese
- French or Catalina dressing
After you get that base down you can add any or all of the following:
- black olives
- green onions, chopped
I’m thinking this will be served at our first Sunday night football party of the year, too!
If you missed the other salads I shared this summer, they’re listed below. I do as little cooking during the summer as I can! You can also follow my Salad board on Pinterest.
- Salsa Ranch Dressing and Leftover Fajita Salad
- Homemade Buffalo Ranch Dressing
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Frito Taco Salad
‘Til the next project,