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Spicy Dorito(R) Taco Salad Recipe
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Spicy Dorito® Taco Salad

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"A delicious refreshing taco salad with a tangy twist."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    35 mins


  1. Cook ground beef, garlic powder, chili powder, and black pepper together in a skillet over medium heat until meat is brown and crumbly, about 10 minutes, breaking the meat up into chunks as it cooks. Drain excess grease, remove from heat, and let the meat cool.
  2. Toss lettuce, tortilla chips, Colby-Jack cheese, kidney beans, tomato, onion, and pickled jalapeno peppers in a large salad bowl; mix in the beef.
  3. Whisk vegetable oil, sugar, ketchup, taco seasoning, cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl until sugar has dissolved; pour dressing over the salad and toss again.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • If you prefer, you can add the chips just before serving to keep them crunchy. I prefer to let them marinate in the dressing.

Reviews More Reviews

Sep 03, 2012

I used ground turkey instead of ground beef, Cool Ranch Doritoes, organic black beans and I doubled the amount of tomato. The pickled jalapeno peppers I used were homemade. The dressing was very unique. For us, it was VERY sweet. I would like to try it again but cut back on the sugar by at least half. Fun quick dinner recipe.

Jan 11, 2014

This is an old-fashioned taco salad - I remember eating this as a very young teen. This is good although we would prefer a bit more heat. Adding the chips at serving is definitely the way to go to avoid sogginess. The dressing is good - but way too sweet. I cut the sugar in half and it was still too sweet for our tastes. But overall it's a very good recipe for those who don't care for much heat but still enjoy the taco flavor.

Sep 02, 2012

YUM! This is the BEST Dorito salad that I've had, and I think the secret is in the dressing! Made exactly as written, and thought it was perfect as is...I mixed everything but the dressing (which I made earlier in the day and let it set) and the Doritos, then just mixed those in right before serving. This is a keeper and one that I will be making often! Thanks for sharing. :)

Apr 08, 2013

I really liked this salad. I have had it before and it was served with Catalina dressing BUT,, I think the dressing in this recepie is far better,,,I only changed the cheese because I had a taco blend on hand but I think any shredded cheese would be good.

May 26, 2013

Very good!! Will make again. I did as others suggested and used less sugar. I didn't even use half the amount required and it was still sweet. I used Cool Ranch Doritos instead...

Jul 27, 2015

We have been making this for 38 years. Our recipe calls for Taco Flavored Doritos and Taco FLAVORED grated cheese (must say flavored, it is different from Taco Cheese) and bottled Creamy Italian salad dressing (the creamy whitish kind) Kroger Brand is what we use. We also use an envelope of taco seasoning and make make the taco meat according to package directions. Hint- Do not add hot meat to the salad, let it cool first. Mix the taco chips and dressing write before serving or it gets soggy. I omit the jalapeno peppers. Not everyone likes it hot. Every party we go to, we are asked to make this. I know some people use Western or Catalina Dressing, but that is too sweet. The tart Creamy Italian is the key ingredient to this salad.

Feb 22, 2015

Perfect! The whole family loved this recipe and wants more of it another night. Love this

Oct 23, 2014

Every time I make this salad for picnics, I can't stop eating it and its always gone! Very tasty and the doritos really make it tasty


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  • Calories
  • 561 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 39.8 g
  • 61%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 18 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 844 mg
  • 34%

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

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