This is the taco salad that my mom made for me as a kid, right on down to the Kraft Catalina Dressing. I have made so many variations through the years. While a vegetarian, I made it with tofu (Morningstar Veggie Crumbles work, in a pinch). No longer a veggie, I still play with the ingredients. Turkey works well in lieu of the beef, although the beef tastes great. My favorite chips to use are the Touch of Lime Tostitos. Add anything you have extra of: corn, garbonzo beans, zucchini, cabbage, you name it. Your guests will be pleased.
Add a cup of corn
Pretty much the same one my mom made when I was little, except she used 1/2 the taco seasoning to season the catalina dressing, used romaine lettuce, and sliced red onion. It was and still is one of my favorite dishes ~ to my great delight, it remains one of my grown kids' favorites too.
I grew up on Taco Salad. I love it, remains on of my favorites. The only thing I do diffrent is cube the cheese and use italian dressing. Have also used salsa and sour cream. If your kids love tacos the will love this.