Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mexican Bean Salad

This recipe came from my sis-in-law a very long time ago, and she got it from a caterer who used it often at his functions. It became a staple at many of our church functions and was served to more than 500 guests at a conference BBQ meal last year. It's easy to bring to summer picnics; just add the corn chips immediately before serving.



Mexican Bean Salad

  • 2 cans baked beans
  • several slices of sweet onion (diced)
  • 1/2 bottle Catalina dressing
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1 diced cucumber
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 2 cups corn chips
  1. Combine beans, Catalina dressing and onion ahead of time.
  2. Stir in diced vegetables and cheese just before serving.
  3. Sprinkle with corn chips.

I printed the recipe as I got it, but I take a lot of liberties with amounts and ingredients. I usually use some red and yellow pepper also, for the added colour...and a little cayenne pepper for some zip. So make it your own and  enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. Very much like the taco salad I made this weekend! I used Dorito Nacho chips instead of the corn chips. I love corn chips but the kids prefer Doritos. And really I was making it for them..
    I will try your variation soon, it sounds wonderful.

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  2. this is exactly what my aunt makes for every family gathering, only when there is a big crowd she stretches it with lettuce.......i can attest...it is great!

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  3. I too have had this recipe for a few years and it's defiitely a hit; especially at family gatherings. Glad you have reminded me of it, I've not made it in awhile.

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  4. I'm just thinking how perfect this would go with the Mexican Stuffed peppers in my oven .. I'll post them tomorrow. .
    This salad is delicious, my friend Dorothy makes it up at the B&B. . but she uses browned ground beef instead of the baked beans. . I'll have to tell her about the beans they look so good and would add so much nutritional benefit too.

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  5. I've never had this, but happy to have a new idea! I like beans!Thanks, Judy.

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  6. Looks like someone has been into the salads whilst I was gone...great....I am thinking I've had this somewhere before but NOW I have the recipe! Thanks

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  7. I made this tonight for a BBQ and it was a big hit!

    I will be making this recipe again for sure!

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  8. Judy-- Heidi brought this salad to our care group wrap-up tonight and I seriously could've eaten the WHOLE BOWL myself!! It was delicious! So I asked for the recipe, and this is the link I got from her :) So thanks for the YUMMY recipe! I can't wait to make it for our next gathering.

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