New and Different "Taco Salad"

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

This tastes NOTHING like a normal Taco Salad. It is so different that it will wake up your taste buds. Kids will love it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry and drain 1 pound of ground beef.
  2. Put beef back in pan and add taco seasoning and water.
  3. Cook until no longer watery.
  4. Chop up lettuce really fine.
  5. Dice 2 tomatoes.
  6. Put all ingredients in a big bowl.
  7. Add a small bag of Fritos regular chips.
  8. Add big bag of shredded cheddar cheese.
  9. Add one chopped green onion.
  10. Add one big bottle Catalina French Dressing.
  11. Mix well.
Most Helpful

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.

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!

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

Shirley King May 07, 2002