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Easy Dorito(R) Taco Salad Recipe

Easy Dorito® Taco Salad

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, breaking the meat up as it cooks, until beef is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease and stir in taco seasoning mix. Remove from heat and let stand until beef mixture is cool.
  2. Mix ground beef with Cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, Italian dressing, and red onion in a large salad bowl. Chill the beef mixture until cold, at least 30 minutes. Lightly mix in lettuce and tortilla chips just before serving.
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Jul 01, 2012

This is one of my absolute favorite ways to make taco salad. When I make it, I use ground turkey and homemade taco seasoning. Though I've made it with ranch dressing or even catalina dressing, my family really prefers it with a "dressing" made from salsa and sour cream. You can easily make this into "Walking Taco Salad" by using the lunch-bag sized Doritos. You just crumble up the chips inside the bag, open it up and add your ingredients to the inside of the bag. All you need is a fork!

Sep 10, 2012

I left the meat hot and assembled and served this straight away because we like the chips crunchy, the lettuce crisp, and the combo of warm beef/cold salad. I drizzled the dressings over rather than toss it all together. My husband did not like the Ranch Dressing and I thought the Italian gave this an odd twang. I would skip those next time and use a sour cream/salsa mix instead like I usually do. Sort of a southwest sour cream sauce. Quick and easy for a weeknight meal without heating up the whole kitchen. Thanks Jessica, we enjoyed our meal.

Jul 02, 2012

This was good! I wasn't sure if I was supposed to add the water called for on the taco seasoning pkg. b/c it's not specified in the recipe, but I did anyways. Also, I only used 1 cup of ranch and that was plenty for us, so maybe start w/ less and add as needed. I think next time I would cut back the Italian dressing a touch, but I did like the addition of it in the salad. To serve, I put a bed of lettuce on the plate, some chopped tomatoes, the ground beef mixture and then the crushed Doritos, and we just mixed them at the table. The little guy licked his plate clean! Hubby and I enjoyed this too, for a different spin on taco salad. I would make this again! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jul 16, 2014

This was a great excuse to eat Doritos! Since they are in a salad I didn't feel guilty eating them. I think this is a really fun salad for kids and it tasted great. Instead of using a packet of taco seasoning I made up my own seasoning: 1 tbls chilli powder, 1 tbls garlic, 1 tbls onion powder, 1 tbls cumin, 1 1/2 tsp paprika, and a tsp salt. Than instead of the suggested dressings I mixed sour cream with salsa for a dressing, a tip from another reviewer. Thanks for the quick, easy, kid friendly and adult friendly salad!

Jan 28, 2015

This recipe is similar to mine. I use thousand island dressing. I love the ease of the recipe. Some people add kidney beans and black olives to theirs. We don't care for that. This recipe is easy peasy and very yummy. Thanks for sharing.


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  • Calories
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 35.8 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 12.3 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 918 mg
  • 37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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