23 Reviews

This is great! Since I don't like Fritos, I used Doritos and a can of red kidney beans. It's a great change of pace.

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Mysterygirl May 13, 2002

This is the standard "taco salad recipe" here in the U.P. (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan. I've made this one for years. Sometimes I add a can of green chilies or chopped jaolopenos if I want to kick up the heat to offset the sweetness of the Catalina dressing. I had friends who were transplanted from Phoenix last summer over for a barbeque and she avoided this salad (she of Mexican decent) until I begged her to take a taste. One bite and she was hooked! She now says this is her favorite taco salad recipe!

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yooper April 24, 2002

wonderful salad for a hungry crowd...I've made it before and always use a can of red kidney beans (drained) and sometimes use thousand island dressing

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Shirley King May 07, 2002

Delicious and easy. Only problem I had was trying to figure out a way to save the leftovers. I may try just mixing all the items in individual bowls next time so the leftovers don't go to waste. We don't like tomatoes so I substituted avacado instead. Yummy!

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ceashel April 13, 2002

I've made this one for years with one exception. Try rinsing the kidney beans in a strainer and soaking them for a couple of hours or ovenight in the Catalina dressing. Then just pour them in. HUGE difference in taste.

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Kae Kessler August 16, 2003

I made this salad to go with some burgers and it was hit with my family. The only thing I did differently was I used Nacho Doritos in place of thecorn chips. We loved it. Thank you for sharng.

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mommyoffour September 25, 2012

Excellent! I mix together everything (just before serving) EXCEPT the Fritos and ground beef. I serve them on the side, as well as refried beans. Then we build our own salads- but since there's so much good stuff in with the lettuce (I added corn, too)- my hubby gets a lot more greens! :)

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J-Lynn December 12, 2011

The four of us thought this salad was way too sweet, and sort of soggy tasting. Was quick to throw together, but won't be making it again.

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mommymakeit4u July 21, 2010

I thought this was very tasty. My husband really enjoyed it, and it was so easy to make. I just did exactly what the recipe called for, except I added a couple more green onions.

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luv2cook4fun December 14, 2009

This was very yummy!! I used ground turkey instead of beef its lower in fat and cheaper in money. I also used thousand island instead of catalina. I added kidney beans as well and left out the tomatoes. It was Delicious!! This recipe is a keeper!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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Danielle-Mommy of 3 August 15, 2009
New and Different "Taco Salad"