Recipe by Denise Williamson
"Put a twist on the conventional taco salad with this quick and easy recipe for a delicious salad meal. And it's fun for the children to help make."
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lean ground beef
1 (1.25 ounce) package
taco seasoning mix
1 (16 ounce) can
1 (16 ounce) bottle
1 (14.5 ounce) package
shredded Cheddar cheese
I like this recipe alot because it is different, although I fix it differently than above, and this taco salad is a huge hit at all my family gatherings. My family expects it. I use Catalina dressing only, and I add Doritos to instead of plain chips (nacho flavor is the best but you can use any flavor) I also omit the sour cream and add black olives. Instead of putting the dressing with the meat, I mix it all except the dressing and the Doritos, then mix while serving so the chips don't get soggy. Delicious!
I didnt like the combined flavor of the taco seasoning and the french dressing. I ended up throwing most of it out. Probably wont make again.
Omgoodness, we ate too much of this! First of all, we browned the the beef with onion and used homemade taco seasoning (Taco Seasoning I) from this site. We omitted the beans. We did add water to simmer the meat. Then we had chopped green onions, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese, bagged, shredded lettuce, salsa and sour cream to build our taco salad. We had fritos instead of tortilla chips. I sat out the Catalina dressing so that everyone could control the amount. We used fat free sour cream, cheese and catalina dressing. We tried to make this as healthy as possible. This was delicious!
I make this same recipe but I don't cook the dressing in the hamburger mixture and I omit the chili beans. I mix everything up (hamburger cooled) and pour the dressing over the salad fixings and combine - I also use crushed nacho cheese Dorito's instead of tortilla chips.
We have made this recipe for years but the way to make it really tasty is to use Doritos instead of plain tortilla chips. It adds another dimension of flavor.
Great fill-in dinner when my original plan didn't work out. I made my own taco seasoning and my own French dressing. I did not water down the dressing. My kids and husband ate their taco salad with the tortilla chips but I had mine with just lettuce, tomatoes, a tablespoon of reduced fat sour cream and homemade salsa. This was enjoyed by all.
This was so good, I would suggest adding the meat mixture to the lettuce as it is served to each individual person. I couldn't save it for another meal because the lettuce wilted and the chips went soft.
This recipe went over really well with ALL the family. The dressing and taco mix gave it the zip it needed!! In anticipation of a big appetite, I doubled this recipe, It was so much food! Unless your feeding an army, dont double. Out of 12 in our family, only 1 did not like this. Again as some of the other reviews, I didn't add near the amount of water it called for (only about 1/2), and it made it nice and perfect!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Taco Salad I
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 508
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