Monday, February 2, 2009

My all time Favorite Taco Salad

This taco salad was one of the very first meals that I ever made for Daniel and for as long as I live I will always remember his initial reaction to it. This isn't the normal taco salad that I grew up eating and after the face he made the first time I don't think it was his normal either. He was a trouper though and was willing to at least try it, it was all down hill after that :). The boy fell in love with it and I think if I made it everyday for dinner he would think he was the luckiest man on earth. The addition of the Catalina dressing gives it it's flavor and it was that addition that gave me Daniel's initial reaction. He had thought I had lost my mind, like I said though, he tried it and fell in love with it so it's all

1 lg. head iceberg lettuce, rinsed and chopped
1-2 bunches green onions, chopped
4 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 lbs. ground beef, cooked and drained
2 packets taco seasoning
1 bag cheese flavored Doritos (we use the family size)
1 bag shredded cheese, we use mild cheddar
1 6 oz. bottle Catalina dressing

1.) In a large skillet add ground beef and cook on medium high heat until done, drain any excess grease and then add taco seasoning packets along with the water called for on each packet. Cook meat until sauce has thickened.
2.) In a large mixing bowl combine lettuce, green onions, and tomatoes. Add ground beef mixture and toss together.
3.) Add shredded cheese and mix.
4.) Take bag of Doritos and crumble in the bag, add to the mixing bowl.
5.) Add Catalina dressing and gently toss everything together.


5thsister said...

And I thought I was the only one...instead of Catalina, it's Ott's Famous Dressing for me (similar in taste).

Sheila said...

We just had taco salad the other night. I had never used Doritos but a friend suggested it; so we did, and everyone loved it!

I will have to try the Catalina dressing, sounds like a good zesty addition.

ChristineM said...

That sounds good!

I love Catalina dressing - haven't had it in a long time! My mom used it on her macaroni salad sometimes and it was excellent!

...Now I have a craving for it! :)