On the menu for tonight: Taco Salad

This is the most scrumptious Taco Salad you'll ever have:

Taco Salad

Brown 1 lb hamburger, drain
1 can kidney beans
1/2 onion
1/2 green pepper
1/2 package prepared italian dressing
(Marinate overnight)*

When ready to eat, add:
8 dashes tabasco sauce
1/2 bottle chili sauce
1 package Doritos**
1 head lettuce
3-4 tomatoes
4 oz. shredded cheese
1 avocado
the rest of the dressing

Top with a dollop of sour cream and enjoy!

*I am rarely organized enough to marinate this overnight. But it's just as good if you marinate it for an hour before you eat it! :)

**I suppose you could use regular tortilla chips but we always splurge on the Doritos for this salad.
One more thing: if you think you'll have leftovers, I suggest that you do not mix it all together. Keep the ingredients separate. It can get a little soggy in the fridge overnight.

Do let me know if you try this out. I'd love to know if you like it as much as we do!


  1. yum! i have a similar recipe:

    1 pkg salad mix (lettuce only)
    1 lb turkey or hamburger ( prepared with taco seasoning packet)
    1 tomato chopped
    shredded cheddar cheese
    Western dressing (to taste)
    Doritos....crunched over top

    Mix and enjoy. I like a lot of dressing.....

    My guests go crazy over it. :)


  2. I am so loving the whole recipe kick all my favorite bloggers seem to be on right now! This looks great, Stacy! Wanted to let you know I posted a link to the spinach salad on my blog... hope you enjoy it!

  3. thanks for the idea! We did have taco salad tonight! I didn't have all your ingredients though but the improv was good... even toasting my leftover corn tortillas for a homemade chips. Koe

  4. sounds yummy. Did the kids taste the chili sauce and have a cow?

  5. Emily-
    nope! this is about the only salad my kids will all eat. you can't even detect the chili sauce. mmm!

  6. I love this salad when you make it. I wonder if it would taste as good to me if I made it though?

  7. I'll have to try this. For the sauce in our taco salad, we usually mix 1/2 salsa with 1/2 mayo. Even though it might sound weird, it's really good, and lots of people are surprised by how much they like it!

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