Sweet & Spicy Taco Salad

Total Time
5 mins
15 mins

I love taco salad but I hate buying those packets of taco seasoning from the store. Half the ingredients are things I can't even pronounce and the other half are spices that almost everyone keeps in the pantry. After tweaking this recipe a bit, I think I found the perfect balance of sweet with a gentle heat. I prefer to use lean ground pork but beef would work just fine. Just make sure you drain the extra grease.

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  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add pork, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper and pepper flakes. Cook until pork is no longer pink.
  3. Add Catalina dressing and hot sauce. Taste sauce and adjust sweet/spicy to taste.
  4. Raise heat to HIGH and bring to a boil. Then simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Crush Doritos on a plate (I normally plate this individually but you could serve family style on a platter as well), top with meat mixture, cheese, lettuce and tomato. Garnish as desired.
  6. Enjoy!