Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This recipe was handed down from my aunt and now I'm not invited to get togethers unless I bring this along.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef and taco seasoning.
  2. Drain and let cool.
  3. Chop lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.
  4. Put into a large container.
  5. Add cheese and crushed Doritos.
  6. Add cooled ground beef.
  7. Pour Catalina dressing over all of it 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

An absolutely awesome salad! Will definitely make this again and again. Thanks so much for the recipe.

LeAnne Conaway August 12, 2002

This stuff is unbelievably yummy! We add diced raw onions and black olives. The flavors blend together perfectly. The kids use Creamy French dressing but I love the Catalina. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it...five stars all the way!

MrsWevs May 13, 2010

Hi and thanks so much for posting this recipe. My mom used to make this when we were kids but she left off the dressing so we could choose what goes with southwestern ranch, green goddess, french, catalina, blue cheese and plan ole' sour cream. She also sauteed the onions and added fresh green ones and used chili beans and left some of the chili flavored juice in the lettuce. The chili juice and the juice from the tomatoes coats the lettuce so much already that we don't miss the added calories from all that added dressing! Anyway, I made your posted recipe tonight and added my mom's changes and as I ate I found myself thinking about old times....

Caryn Dalton September 05, 2009