Who has 2 thumbs and calls a salad preposterous?!? This girl!
This Preposterous Chicken Salad is simply crazy. I couldn’t think…
This Taco Salad will be the perfect addition to taco night! It is loaded with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, corn, cheese, red peppers, and nacho cheese Doritos for the finishing touch. If you are looking for more amazing salads, make sure to try my buffalo chicken salad and my cheeseburger salad!
When it comes to taco salad, this recipe is a keeper. My grandma used to make this when I was little, so I have carried the tradition on to my kids. They love it so much they ask for it all of the time! The beautiful thing is, I can put in any variety of taco ingredients and no one seems to notice. It comes out perfect every single time.
One thing that my grandma did was add Dorito’s to hers. She would put the chips and cheese in the microwave and then add the other ingredients on top. We adored her simple adaptation and looked forward to Dorito taco salad night every time we would visit her for the summer! It is so easy to pull together and it is a great way to use up all of the veggies in the fridge before they go bad!
To make this salad you will need some basic taco fixings, plus a few more that you might not think of:
As I am sure you already know, taco toppings options are endless. While I put the basics on my taco salad, there are plenty of ideas for how you can spice things up. Other toppings that I have used in the past are:
I know I already mentioned it, but it’s worth repeating. This is the one time I buy Doritos in my house… for this salad. I always use nacho cheese but you could substitute any number of flavors. I have used Cool Ranch and Flaming Hot and both came out spectacular! If you don’t have Doritos, you can make this with regular taco shells or plain tortilla chips too.
The hardest part about making this Dorito Taco Salad is selecting and chopping the veggies. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your taco fixings!
Once you have the best veggies, you can move on to mixing the salad. Start out with a large, heavy-bottom frying pan or skillet and brown the ground beef until no pink remains. Add in the taco seasoning and let it simmer. Add a few tablespoons of water if the mixture seems too dry. While the meat is cooking, chop up your veggies.
Add everything into a large bowl and toss! Your taco salad is ready to serve!
All summer long I crave salads. These are some of my go-to favorite salad recipes!
This Taco Salad will be the perfect addition to taco night! It is loaded with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, corn, cheese, red peppers and nacho cheese Doritos for the finishing touch.
In a large skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink.
Add taco seasoning, and stir to combine.
In a large bowl combine lettuce, jalapeño pepper, red pepper, tomato, corn, onion, cheese, taco meat, sour cream, cheese, and Doritos. Toss to combine.