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Layered Taco Salad in a Jar – a perfect mason jar recipe

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My daughter has become a rock star at making delicious mason jar salad recipes. She recently created this layered taco salad in a jar for her to take to work.

Layered Taco Salad in a Jar - a perfect mason jar recipe

This post was originally published in April 2018.

She has been trying to save money and keep from eating out. After some Pinteresting and found some great meals that are super easy to throw together and hold up well in the refrigerator.

Layered Taco Salad in a Jar - a perfect mason jar recipe

This recipe for taco salad just came together after having tacos one night for dinner. We had a lot of leftovers (which is always good for a lunch the next day). My daughter started packaging everything up and layering it to create this mason jar salad recipe.

How to Make a Layered Taco Salad in a Jar

Serioously — mason jars are SO versatile and we use them for everything around here — ice cold coffee drinks, taco salads, or for homemade dressings.

Along with corn, I use 1 pound of ground beef (you can make it even better if using turkey). While you’re browning the meat over medium high heat, add your favorite taco seasoning, and 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water. I use 3 tablespoons of my Homemade Taco Seasoning. Just remember to let the taco meat cool before using it in this layered taco salad recipe so you don’t wilt the lettuce.

Layered Taco Salad in a Jar - a perfect mason jar recipe

The best part about a taco salad like this is that you can add just about anything to it and it will be great!

What is your favorite way to eat a layered taco salad?

Yield: 2

Layered Taco Salad in a Jar

Layered Taco Salad in a Jar

This is the perfect go to lunch when you have leftovers from Taco Tuesday!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Frito Chips

Instructions

  1. Cook taco meat. Let cool.
  2. Assemble the taco salad in a glass mason jar in the following order. The salsa goes at the bottom.
  3. Follow with half the lettuce. Then add the ground beef, corn, tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and then finally top with Frito Chips.
  4. Add guacamole to-go cup for extra flavor.
  5. Keep chilled until served.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1090Total Fat: 67gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 235mgSodium: 1508mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 73g

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Melissa

Saturday 18th of January 2020

How many servings is this

Jennifer Sikora

Monday 20th of January 2020

I think it is for two servings.

Lois

Monday 21st of May 2018

When ready to eat, do you just pour it out onto a plate? Perhaps keep the meat separate so it can be heated in the microwave then added to the salad? Thanks! It looks delicious!!

Jennifer Sikora

Thursday 7th of June 2018

Yes. You just pour it out in a bowl or a salad.

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