Tacos are fantastic, customizable, and appeal to even the pickiest of kids. But they’re also messy, can be a pain to put together in large quantities, and sometimes you want something just a bit different. This taco salad is not only tasty, but will also give your kids a giggle when they sit down to the table!

This recipe utilizes all of the basic taco ingredients: seasoned ground beef, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives and sour cream. You can also add salsa, guacamole, black beans, use chicken in place of beef, etc. Rather than a tortilla shell, you eat this with a fork and some plain or flavored tortilla chips. It’s fun finger food that incorporates a fair amount of veggies, is rich in flavor, won’t break the bank, and it has eyeballs. In short, this taco salad has all of the necessary components to become a staple in your family dinner rotation!

Get the full recipe and detailed directions at Taste of Home!