Taco Salad In The House
I grew up as a Navy brat (that’s what they call us military kids). My Dad was deployed pretty frequently. That left my Mom, who also worked outside the home, taking care of us kids by herself, fixing all the house disasters that always seemed to happen the minute Dad left and doing her best to get meals on the table. This Doritos Taco Salad was one of those meals. And let me tell ya, it is still a favorite of mine to this day.
Looking for a great weeknight meal? Then look no further. Put all the ingredients out and let your kids or guests customize their salad exactly the way they like it. Or mix it all up and serve as a tossed salad!
Doritos Taco Salad
1 bottle Catalina dressing
My Mom's Doritos Taco Salad is a huge favorite. An fun combination of ingredients that everyone loves! Taco seasoned ground beef, Doritos and taco toppings!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 2/3 cups water, (or whatever amount the back of your packet of taco seasoning requires)
- 1 bag Doritos
- 1 can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- ½ head lettuce, shredded
- 1 block cheddar cheese, shredded
- 3 tomatoes, diced
- 1 container sour cream
- 1 bottle Catalina dressing
Brown and crumble ground beef in a medium skillet. Once cooked, drain excess grease
Add packet of taco seasoning and water.
Let water reduce until the beef mixture is thick. Turn off heat.
Crush a handful (or more) of Doritos and place into a large bowl.
Next add in taco beef mixture.
Then add kidney beans, shredded lettuce, cheese and diced tomatoes.
Then lightly drizzle with Catalina dressing. Stir well.
Serve with sour cream.
This is great to double to feed a larger crowd. Make a taco salad bar! Let your guests create their own taco salad combinations! Other toppings include: salsa, pinto beans, olives or jalapeños.