Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The BEST Taco Salad Recipe

As summer comes to an end, I thought I'd share one of my favorite summer recipes (I know, great timing, right?). My mom has been making Taco Salad for as long as I can remember and with how easy and quick it is to throw together, it has become a summer staple in my own house. Here's how we make it:


1 bag of lettuce
1 bag Doritos
1 bag of sharp cheddar cheese
1 bottle Catalina dressing
1 lb ground beef
1 package taco seasoning


1. Brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning and follow package directions.
2. Add some cheese while it is still warm (this is the secret to making this taco salad better than others!).
3. Allow meat to cool slightly. If you aren't using it right away, keep it in the fridge.
2. Just before serving, add everything together and toss.

I keep extras of all the ingredients on the table so people can add more of them if they like. The best part about this recipe is that its not an exact science. It doesn't matter how much cheese you throw on the hot meat, just put your preference (we prefer A LOT!). We also love this with a ton of Catalina dressing and Doritos! You could also add tomatoes or black olives into this recipe and I bet it would taste really good!


  1. This looks delicious and so easy to make. I gotta try this!

  2. This looks really delicious. Taco Salad is one of my family's favorites. I'll try this version of it and see what my family thinks. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. I LOVE taco salad and will have to give this a try. I think my kiddos will even devour this one and they are picky eaters. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Can't wait to try this tomorrow night!

  4. This sounds good! My picky kids would eat this :)

  5. I love Taco Salads! And with so many different kinds of flavors of Dorito's how could you not make this. Yum!

  6. Wow - this sounds so yummy! I'm going to try it with ground turkey instead of the beef - and I'm sure it will be just as delicious!


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