Quick Taco Salad

Quick Taco Salad

1 head (iceberg or 2 hearts of romaine lettuce) chopped
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1/2 cup water
1 package taco seasoning
2 to 3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 small can sliced black olives
1 bag (15 ounces) Doritos, slightly crushed
1 (16 ounce) bottle Catalina or French dressing

Brown ground beef, until crumbly and no longer pink. Drain any grease. Add water and taco seasoning and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until liquid cooks away.  Place lettuce in a large bowl. Top with slightly cooled taco meat, tomatoes, cheese and olives.  Right before serving Pour dressing over the top ands toss to coat. Add Doritos and toss.   You can save some of the cheese, olives, and crushed chips to decorate the top.


  • If you’d like to make this ahead of time simply layer the salad. First layer is the ground beef, then the tomatoes. Sprinkle the lettuce on top of that and then the cheese and olives. Leave off the Doritos until serving time. When it’s time to serve mix in chips and dressing and then toss to combine.
  • You can also top with your favorite Taco toppings like diced avocado, sour cream, chopped green onions, fresh cilantro etc.
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