Recipe by UnknownChef86
I made this the other day for a get-together of old friends. It got rave reviews from them, so I thought I'd post it here for others to enjoy. That, and so I don't forget what I did. :D If desired, you could serve it wrapped in a flour tortilla. Chopping the roast is much easier when using the pulse setting on a food-processor. The Mexican Dressing amounts are approximate...increase or decrease the salsa to taste.
Top Review by Sherri35
This is a tasty taco salad and we enjoyed it very much. It was nice, cool and light on a hot day. I did make a couple changes though. We're eating very little red meat anymore, so I totally left out the beef and added a can of black beans instead (and still used the kidney beans too). The dressing is delicious - I used reduced fat sour cream and Pace Picante sauce. As an appetizer with this I served Bruschetta by ozzygirl recipe #139577. They went together very well. Thanks for posting this UC86.
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup salsa (I use Pace Picante)
- 1 large head of lettuce, chopped (or mixed salad greens to taste)
- 3 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1⁄2 medium onion, chopped
- 1 (15 ounce) canmedium pitted olives, drained and finely chopped (can size is approximate)
- 1⁄2 lb roast beef, cooked and finely chopped (I used leftover roast) or 1⁄2 lb lean ground beef, cooked, drained and cooled
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans (optional, can size is approximate) or 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed (optional, can size is approximate)
- 1 (13 ounce) bag Doritos, crushed (I used equal amounts of Nacho Cheese, Spicy Nacho and Black Pepper Jack flavors to equal one bag)
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix the salsa and sour cream; set aside to blend flavors.
- Combine the lettuce, tomatoes, onion, olives, roast beef, cheese (and beans, if desired) in a large bowl; stir to combine.
- Pour the dressing, to taste, over the salad and stir to combine.
- Add the crushed Doritos and stir into the salad. Serve immediately.
- If desired, more Mexican Dressing can be mixed up and served on the side.