Not bad! Although a good starting point for an EXCELLENT taco salad, I felt this needed some major tweaking to suit my tastes. To kick this up a notch, here's what I did: a) added a packet of taco seasoning to my meat (followed package directions), a 15 oz. can of (rinsed & drained) kidney beans, a small can of sliced black olives, a pint of (halved) grape tomatoes and a bunch of chopped green onions, b) subbed Mexican-blend cheese for the cheddar / mozzarella called for and c) used nacho flavored Doritos in lieu of plain tortilla chips (I'll try Frito's corn chips next time...). My last change was allowing my meat to cool slightly BEFORE mixing it with everything else (FYI, warm meat will MELT your cheese and turn your lettuce soggy!). The use of Italian dressing was unique and is what drew me to this to begin with, but I will stick with a more traditional alternative next time (i.e. TI, French or Catalina). All in all, this was well-received at my neighborhood block party and a GREAT way to feed a HUNGRY crowd! Thanks for sharing, JOHANNIB!
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Not bad! Although a good starting point for an EXCELLENT taco salad, I felt this needed some...