By Kittencalskitchen on May 03, 2005
Photo by CountryLady
Photo by CountryLady
"I have made this many times to serve at get togethers and I always receive rave reviews from everyone! if desired the amounts may reduced to half --- to save some time the beef may be cooked a day ahead, and refrigerated overnight as it must be cooled completely before adding the ingredients in with it, you may want to purchase two bags of nacho chips and use one to serve on the side --- when cooking the ground beef, I always try to leave it into larger size chunks, it looks better in the salad, really you may use any size bag of nachos that you like, the 12 cups size is only estimated, you can add any amount desired in with the ground beef/salad mixture, just make sure to add them just before serving as they tend to get soggy --- see my Kittencal's Taco Seasoning Mix -- I sometimes add in a can of drained and rinsed black beans :)"
Serving Size: 1 (191 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
"Oh kitten this salad was AMAZING!!! We fell in love with it!!!
We don't eat beef so subbed kidney beans and skipped the avocado.
Used your taco seasoning mix and your catalina dressing.
I have already made this so many times in the past few days and have requests for more!
Thanks kitten I know I can always look up to your recipes for the best ones!!! :)"
"I made a vegetarian version with pinto beans instead of beef. I used half the listed amount of taco seasoning and thought it perfect. Thanks for sharing another great one!"
"Love Taco Salad and this is a good one. Made for Name that Ingredient."
"My family always enjoys this taco salad. I just want to thank you for being so generous with your recipes. I know yours are always a great place to start when I'm looking for something. And we LOVE your recipe for Catalina dressing, too!"
"We made this as written-ish. I didn't want to heat up the kitchen, so I subbed 1 can of black beans for the beef. I was wonderful! I put the beans (drained and rinsed) in a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkled it with the taco seasoning and microwaved it for a minute or so. A wonderful twist on a great salad. Thanks!"
"Yum! I don't even like french dressing but you made me a convert! The combination of all the flavors was perfect! Thanks a million...."
"This is good. Because of dietary restrictions. I had to omit somethings that I would have like to have left in. So do not want to mention as I am sure it is much better with the things I left out. Do not like French Dressing so used zippy italian. Do not feel bad giving it a 4 star as my 5 stars are for exceptional things and there are hardly any of those that I have found just yet."
"I only made two servings but how wonderful. Served with Recipe #241296 as the dressing. Will make again soon as it was sooo good."
"Yummmmmmy. I made this to go with sandwiches, but us girls ended up eating mostly the salad. Great flavor. Thanks Kittencal for sharing this with us."
"I thought that the flavor of the taco salad was good, but needed a little something else. My DH grew up eating taco salad that had a creamier base and he liked that kind better. We really did like the ratio between the meat and lettuce...it was the perfect balance. I am going to make this again but perhaps change the dressing a little."
"We used Frito's and Recipe #76616 - Absolutely perfect!"
"SSSSOOOO good!! This came together so quickly and totally satisfied us. Scaled this down just for the 2 of us. I forgot to buy the doritos, so we had to leave those out. I also added a can of black beans to the salad. I think this needs to be a weekly meal since its so quick and so good!!"
"Kitten, you were up to your usual standards on this one! I loved it, as did company. Didn't try it in the restaurant due to the cost of avocados, but did impress friends with it! WOW! Thanks bunches. Oh, and the only change I made was to use Romaine lettuce...just a personal preference."
"Made this for dinner tonight. Halved the recipe. Delicious and nice to make on a hot summer day. Also used with Kittencal's Taco Seasoning Mix. Thanks for sharing!"
"Made about a month ago for company and am just now getting around to reviewing. This was very good and I got lots of compliments. I'm sure I will make again. Thanks Kitten"
"My SIL made this for a bridal shower yesterday and it was VERY good. I'd never had taco salad with cold taco meat and was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"I made this for my bunco group and it was so easy and it had rave reviews. I did add some pinto and kidney beans drained to it.. It was absolutely yummy. I then made it for our teachers luncheon at school and again rave reviews. Thanks Kittencal for another recipe that rocks. Kimm"
"This was a staple gowing up; sans the avacado (to exensive) and with the addition of kidney beans. my mom always used Thousand Island Dressing and Doritos YUMMY!"
"Well Kittencal, another recipe of yours has been awesome! I made this for my husband's going away party and about 6 different people asked me for the recipe. We all loved it, thank you!!"
"*Amazing!* I had defrosted some ground turkey, had to cook it, and knew I could trust Kittencal for something delicious. She did it again! The second time I made it, I tried to ruin it by using TVP (textured vegetable protein, EXTREMELY cheap!) reconstituted using Recipe #118258. At first, I was worried the texture would be too mushy, but it worked once everything was put together; and I used Recipe #76616 to season, which was also amazing. I also used romaine instead of iceberg lettuce for the nutritional value, and one can of diced tomatoes (drained) rather than fresh. Topped it off with Recipe #241296 and WOW! It makes a lot, but that's a really good thing since it is so delicious. I kept the lettuce, chips, and dressing separate from the other ingredients, making individual servings for dinner. That way I am happily eating the leftovers for breakfast, lunch and dinner the next day and they are not soggy (and yes, I am eating them every chance I get!) Thanks yet again, Kittencal!"