This was good. I reduced the amount of catalina dressing because it's a little too sweet for my taste. Made for ZWT8 for The Fearless.
Made this a salad for two, love the addition of beans and the Catalina dressing and the Fritos to the salad, just stepped it up a little. Made for ZWT8.
Yum! I used pinto beans, and scaled the recipe down. Muy bien! Made for the Epicurean Queens for ZWT 2009.
I used Ranch Style Beans with Onions & found them a nice change to a classic salad. I made a smaller amount for lunches & drizzled them with catalina rather than stirring it in. I have used a recipe with taco meat many times over the years. What I liked about this version was there is no need to try to keep anything hot so it makes it perfect for picnicing or camping.
We have had a similar salad and it quickly became DD's favorite. She really enjoyed this a lot too! I like the addition of the chili beans, celery, and the fritos instead of Doritos. I think next time I will brown up some ground round and add a packet of taco seasoning mix an. Thank you Maryland Jim for a great recipe and congrats on the football pool win!
The calorie and fat contend of this recipe is frightening.
Made for ZWT III. I added ground beef browned with taco seasoning and black olives. Instead of the celery, I used chopped green pepper. I also used Doritos instead of the Fritos because that was what I had on hand. The salad was very good. I had tasted something similar at a covered dish luncheon at work. Very good salad. I will be making this again.
I first started making this recipe 28 years ago. My mother-in-law used to make this all the time. The only change to this recipe was we added cooked ground beef and used red kidney beans. This is great for a lunch for your family, to take to work to share or pot lucks.
Great quick to make and very tasty salad. The key is the dressing. I've had some catalina in my fridge for a pasta salad. I didn't even think about it for a salad. Great addition. I didn't have any fritos but I did have some left over tortilla chips so a little of those crushed up gave it great texture. Thanks for the salad recipe Jim