Easy Dorito Taco Salad recipe is the perfect meal for adding a little spice to your supper table or parties. The meal is made from Doritos and packs a flavorful punch.
Updated. My husband, John, requested the taco salad recipe for supper a few nights ago. He and my youngest son, Ethan, both love spicy foods.
At times, Ethan will get a hold of something hot and spicy from a friend at school and wait until he gets home to eat it in case he needs, “A big ole’ glass of water.” But, gosh, they love their spicy foods.
This salad fit the bill and everyone loved it. So much, that the hubs even mentioned last night that he wished there were more leftovers.
The recipe is perfect for tailgate parties, supper recipes, or any party, for that matter. If you have a hard time with spicy foods, you can leave the taco seasoning out and still get a bit of the flavor from the Doritos.
Recipe and printable instructions at the bottom of the post
Start off by browning your meat.
I like to use my cast iron skillet whenever possible. I even have a glass-top stove and don’t have a single scratch from my skillet.
Here are a few fun facts about iron skillets:
- Iron skillets are toxic free
- The skillets are incredibly durable – you can even use a fork!
- They are easy to clean – it’s true
- They distribute heat evenly
- The skillets are non-stick
Add the taco seasoning. I used a packet of Old El Paso. Mix it up and add some water. Let it simmer until it thickens a little bit. Once it cooks, drain off the grease and add it to a medium-sized bowl.
(Here’s where you can leave the seasoning out if you have a hard time with spicy food).
While the meat is cooking cut up the lettuce. I bought a head of iceberg lettuce and cut it up.
Cut up the black olives. I just sliced them in half for this recipe.
Drain the meat after it’s finished cooking. I usually give it a rinse with hot water to get all of the extra grease off. If you can, pat it with a paper towel to get the meat a little more dry before adding the Doritos.
Add everything into the bowl. I had a can of diced tomatoes on hand, so I drained them and added them to the bowl, and also added the shredded cheddar cheese.
Finally, grab the Doritos and toss them into the salad. Aren’t those some pretty colors?
Toss the salad. You’re almost done and it’s that easy.
Add the salad to a bowl and put a little dollop of sour cream on top. You can add the salad into smaller taco salad bowls to spread around the wealth to your guests. It’s a fun treat and super budget-friendly.
This is the best taco salad recipe and you can make this meal for around $12
Easy Dorito Taco Salad
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 oz. pkg. Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tomato (diced)
- 1/2 cup black olives (diced)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 cups Doritos
- 1/3 head of lettuce, diced.
- Brown the ground beef.
- Add the Old El Paso Taco Seasoning to the meat. Add the water and mix until well blended.
- Turn the heat down to simmer and let the sauce thicken for a few minutes.
- Drain the grease off of the meat and add the meat to a bowl.
- Dice up the tomatoes and black olives and add to the bowl.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
- Add the Doritos and stir the salad.
- Add to a plate, and place a dollop of sour cream on top.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 cups Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 677Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 1050mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 25g
Nutrition is approximate
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