Dorito Taco Salad

This is like in a food group all of its own… or it should be. We should be required to have one serving every day. It definitely is a mandatory staple at all potlucks. It’s colorful and textural and down right appetizing. If you’ve tasted Dorito Taco Saladย before then you know what I’m talking about. If by chance you haven’t, well then today is your lucky day! And may I suggest that you change all other dinner plans?


1 lb Hamburger

1 pkg Taco seasoning

l bag Nacho Cheese Doritos (10 oz.)

16 oz. ย Catalina salad dressing

8 oz. (2 cups) Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

1 head Ice Burg Lettuce


(Side note: I know that saying “as organic as possible” seemsย odd in this case… but every bit is worth doing! Even the hamburger, lettuce and cheese!)

Brown hamburger and add taco seasoning according to packageย directions. Set aside to cool.ย Break lettuce into bite size pieces. Crush chips to bite size. After meat cools add to lettuce and cheese mixed together. When ready to serve add chips and dressing. It’s bestย to mix every thing just before serving if possible (otherwise the Doritos begin toย lose their crunchy texture).

Other optional toppings include sliced scallions, salsa, olives, diced green pepper, etc., but you will never be disappointed with the basic. Furthermore, you might want to have another bottle of Catalina dressing and bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos on hand and add to taste, because sometimes as a party goes on I like to add more Doritos and Catalina, and toss.



  1. Aren’t people funny. This is so good but I can not remember the last time we had it. I guess that is why it seems so special. Thank God I am surrounded excellent chefs and bakers.

  2. Sounds tasty Sadie!! I recall eating a Dorito Taco at Taco Bell a few years back – and although I didn’t like theirs I always thought it would be a good idea to give something like this a try!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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