This recipe is perfect for serving a crowd. Prepare the beef mixture ahead of time and keep warm in a slow cooker. Place all of the other ingredients in separate serving bowls for the ultimate taco buffet. 


Beef Mixture:

  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 large can (28 ounces) tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 package (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning 
  • 1 large can (30 ounces) chili beans


  • 2 bags (13.5 ounces) tortilla or corn chips, slightly crushed (or small bags of Dorrito chips)
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 large topped tomatoes
  • 2 bags (8 to 10 ounces) shredded lettuce
  • 2 cans (2.25 ounces) ripe olives, sliced and drained
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) of your favorite salsa


  1. Brown ground beef and onion in a large saucepan. Stir to break into crumbles; drain.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to the beef mixture. Stir. Heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Place in slow cooker on low heat to keep warm.
  3. Prepare other ingredients and place in separate serving bowls.
  4. Place items on a table like a "taco buffet". Serve and enjoy!