Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cooking Thursday~~Taco Salad

My recipes are very simple.  I usually do not follow a recipe exactly.  I throw in this and that.  So with this recipe you can add more or less of something depending on how your family likes it.

Taco Salad

2 bags of lettuce (or head of lettuce)
1 pound of ground beef or turkey
1 envelope of Taco seasoning
1 bag of shredded cheddar cheese
1 bottle of 1000 Island dressing (sometimes called Russian dressing)
1 bag of Doritos (I've tried using the "fake" Doritos but it just does not taste the same.)
You can also add tomatoes, olives, onions ect.

Cook and drain the ground beef.   Add taco seasoning according to package and let it cool.

In a very large bowl or pot place lettuce and cheese toss to combine.  Pour half the bottle of dressing (depending on how much lettuce you have used, you can always add more).

Crunch up the Doritos and serve on top of the salad.  The original recipe says to add the Doritos into the salad before serving.  But if you have leftovers the Doritos will be soggy.  Blech!  This is our favorite summertime recipe.  I also make it year round.  You can also play around with the ingredients.  Use the different flavored Doritos for different fun flavors.

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1 comment:

Sandra said...

I'm trying to catch up on all my reading LOL So I'm late...but this sounds so good :)