This easy taco mac salad is one of our most requested recipes from the Busy Mom Menu. With cool vegetables and warm seasoned beef, it can be served in summer or winter. Using taco meat from the freezer makes it a quick and easy meal.
- 1 (8 oz.) box tri-color spiral macaroni
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 pkg. taco seasoning
- ½ cup green peppers, chopped
- ½ cup onions, chopped
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 carton cherry tomatoes
- ½ head leaf lettuce, shredded
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ½ cup French dressing
- 1 (16 oz.) pkg. nacho Doritos
Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, brown ground beef and season with taco seasoning according to package directions. Rinse cooked pasta with cold water. Drain again. In a large bowl, mix cooked macaroni, all vegetables, cheese, and seasonings. Chill. Just before serving, stir in warm seasoned ground beef, French dressing, and chips. Toss gently and serve.
- Method: Stovetop
Keywords: stovetop, salad, ground beef