Sweet & Spicy Taco Salad

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Bekah49036

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.

Top Review by happynana

This made us a very nice lunch today. I did make a few modifications. I used 1 tablespoon of butter and I drained off the grease of the pork. I used 3/4 cup of the catalina dressing. Next time I think I would add fritos instead of the nacho chips. Made for Spring PAC 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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!

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