When you’re ready to kick off your boots and hang up your hat for the day, a crunchy feast the size of Texas is in store for you! Easy Cowboy Salad knows you’ve had a long, grueling day rounding up and wrangling all kinds of things, and you simply do not have it in you to spend hours in the kitchen! Well, buckle up bucko because this crispy salad, topped with the most flavorful Tex-Mex beef this side of the Mississippi, is what’s gonna be waiting for you. Crunchy nacho-flavored tortilla chips, salty cheese, and tangy Catalina dressing brand this bowl of goodness and are sure to help make sure you’re filled to the brim! Yeehaw! Easy Cowboy Salad will take you off into the sunset for a delicious, relaxing, no-stress kind of dinner!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (1-ounce) envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, torn
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups nacho-flavored tortilla chips, broken
  • 1/4 cup Catalina salad dressing


Step 1 –In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the beef, while crumbling, until no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes. Drain the excess grease.

Step 2 –Stir the taco seasoning and the water into the beef and bring to a boil.

Step 3 –Reduce the heat and simmer the beef mixture, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 4-6 minutes.

Step 4 –Transfer the beef mixture from the heat and let it cool slightly.

Step 5 –In a large bowl, toss the lettuce with the cheese.

Step 6 –Top the lettuce-cheese layer with the beef mixture and the chips.

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Step 7 –Serve the salad drizzled with the dressing.