Monday, July 25, 2011

Catalina Taco Salad

This is a dish my Mom has made for years and was one of my favorites growing up.  I totally forgot about it until my Mom mentioned she was making it last week.  It makes for a quick, tasty meal.  It's also one of those recipes that you can modify to your taste.  We tend to decrease the amount of Catalina dressing, as it is on the sweet side.  Enjoy!

Taco Salad (adapted from Food Network)

2 ripe tomatoes, diced (we were out of tomatoes)
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 green onions,chopped
1 head iceberg lettuce, washed, drained and shredded
1 pound lean ground beef, browned, crumbled and drained
1 envelope of reduced sodium taco seasoning
1/2 cup salad dressing (recommended: Catalina)
1 (7-ounce) Doritos, crushed

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and drain excess fat.  Add taco seasoning and cook as directed.  Let cool.

Combine the tomatoes, cheese, onion, lettuce, and ground beef in a large bowl. Add the salad dressing and mix well. Just before serving, add the Doritos tossing to combine with other ingredients.

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