Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is great for big get togethers or for potlucks. Also you can substitute lean ground turkey instead of beef for a healthier dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground beef or turkey, drain.
  2. Add taco seasoning as package instructs.
  3. While the meat is browning clean and tear up the leaves of the head of lettuce and add it to the bowl the taco salad will be served inches.
  4. Add the bag of shredded cheddar cheese.
  5. Slice black olives into halves or thirds depending on how you prefer them (or if you have some one who wants to pick them out) then and add them to the bowl.
  6. Cut up the tomato in to quarters and then halve them and cut them into thirds and add it to the bowl.
  7. When using the cherry tomatoes cut in half if preferred and add it to the bowl.
  8. Cut up the green onions the bulb (white part) and half of the top or chive part (green part), pending on how much onion you like, then put it into the bowl.
  9. Take three-fourths of the bag of Doritos and put it into another bag (i. e. an old loaf of bread bag or Ziploc bag) and crunch them up into about a third of the size of a full chip but you don’t want all small crumbs for chips, then add them to the bowl.
  10. Then take your prepared hot meat and add that to the bowl.
  11. Finally add about three-fourths of the bottle of Catalina Dressing and mix all the ingredients up till coated with dressing.


Most Helpful

Very quick and easy salad to make! I left a small bowl of sour cream on the side so that people could help themselves to a dollop. Everyone loved the salad. Next time I think that I will make some guacamole and leave a bowl of that on the side too. Definitely will make this again.

Chicagopm September 02, 2002

I LOVE this Taco Salad. I make it for get togethers all the time and people always request it over and over again! Its so simple to make. Nothing can beat it!

tessa83 December 22, 2007

This recipe was quick and easy to make. I decreased the amount of lettuce and catalina dressing so that it presented itself more like a taco salad. I used a side of Spanish Rice with it. I put extra tomatoes and olives in tiny bowls too so everyone can use it at their discretion. I think what made it the most fun was that I left a block of cheese in the grater and everyone got to top their salad off by grating their own cheese!

DianeW May 24, 2002

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