The only reason I gave this 3 stars instead of 4 is that I didn't care for the way the meat turned out because the instructions say to add the dressing to the meat mixture after you have browned it. After browning the meat with the seasonings, the meet mixture had a good texture. When I added the dressing, then the meat turned to mush, more like a sloppy joe texture. Despite that the salad did taste good.Good recipe just hold off on adding the dressing until just before serving.
I make my taco salads exactly like this. I am a big Catalina dressing fan. Yummmmmm
This recipe has been floating around for years and is extremely common around here. My high school even served it in the 80's! I really like it, and though it's not my favorite taco salad, everyone I know loves it!
Just wanted to comment that I had a roommate that made taco salad like this, but used 1000 Island instead. It was not good with the pickle flavor of the dressing. This however, sounds really good, but I just wanted to let people know I wouldn't recommend 1000 Island for Catalina! :)
I have been making this recipe for years!!! It is ALWAYS requested for every potluck or get together. So easy and delicious. In a pinch I have also made it with russian dressing. tastes good too!!!