9 Reviews

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.

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Queen Dana August 11, 2012

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.

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morgainegeiser August 06, 2012

Yum! I used pinto beans, and scaled the recipe down. Muy bien! Made for the Epicurean Queens for ZWT 2009.

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Sharon123 May 31, 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.

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Susie D May 20, 2009

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!

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lauralie41 November 15, 2007

The calorie and fat contend of this recipe is frightening.

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Gloria in Tampa July 11, 2007

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.

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Crafty Lady 13 June 20, 2007

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.

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Audrey M June 19, 2007

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

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Auntie Jan June 18, 2007
Mexican Salad