Nacho Taco Salad

Quick fix Taco night favorite with ground beef and a tasty lettuce salad.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cup V-8 Original vegetable juice
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 garlic salt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 can black or refried beans
  • 16 oz. package of tortilla chips I prefer white corn chips
  • Condiments: shredded cheese sliced lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, jalepenos, peppers, avocado, onion, cilantro, Mexican crema, lime wedges


  1. In a fry pan over medium-high heat, brown ground beef and onion together until beef is browned and onion is translucent. Add spices and simmer together for another 10 minutes. Add vegetable juice and cornmeal to beef mixture and simmer for 15 minutes or until juice has cooked down and the mixture has thickened, stirring occasionally. While meat is simmering, heat beans on low in a small saucepan. To serve, layer beans, nacho meat, cheese, lettuce and other condiments over tortilla chips as desired.