Recipes and Cooking Picnic Taco Jars If you're planning a picnic, but are tired of plain ol' sandwiches, try this Mason jar taco salad. All the taco components are here in a portable container that you can reuse for all kinds of make-and-take meals. Anyone who loves tacos will love a picnic that includes this taco salad in a jar. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on March 17, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound ground beef ½ cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 cup shredded lettuce ¾ cup chopped tomato (1 medium) ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces) 2 cup tortilla chips, coarsely crumbled ¼ cup salsa Directions In a large skillet cook beef, onion, and garlic over medium-high until beef is browned. Drain off fat. Stir in chili powder, salt, cumin, and pepper. Cook and stir 1 minute more. In 4 wide-mouth pint canning jars layer the beef mixture, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and tortilla chips. Top each with salsa. Tote to picnic in insulated coolers. Serve within 2 hours. Dera Burreson Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 440 Calories 26g Fat 26g Carbs 28g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 440 % Daily Value * Total Fat 26g 33% Saturated Fat 9g 45% Cholesterol 89mg 30% Sodium 706mg 31% Total Carbohydrate 26g 9% Total Sugars 3g Protein 28g Vitamin C 7mg 35% Calcium 174mg 13% Iron 3.6mg 20% Potassium 610mg 13% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 37.5mcg Vitamin B-12 2.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.