Doritos Taco Salad

Doritos Taco Salad - taco meat, kidney beans, tomatoes, lettuce, Catalina dressing, cheese and Doritos. Quick Mexican recipe. Kid-friendly - who wouldn't want to eat Doritos for dinner?!

I got this recipe is from my Mom. She used to make it all the time when I was growing up. I ate it without the lettuce, as I was not a fan. However, I was a big fan of the Doritos! I still am. They are my kryptonite.

This taco salad is so simple and only takes a few minutes to toss together. The only real cooking involved is browning the taco meat. Everything else is just dumped in a bowl and tossed together. We both loved this! How could we not? Taco meat, kidney beans, cheese, lettuce, Catalina dressing and Doritos - what's not to love?!?!

Doritos Taco Salad - taco meat, kidney beans, tomatoes, lettuce, Catalina dressing, cheese and Doritos. Quick Mexican recipe. Kid-friendly - who wouldn't want to eat Doritos for dinner?!



Doritos Taco Salad
serves 10
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 lb lean hamburger meat
  • 1 (1oz) packet taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 head lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 8oz Catalina or French dressing
  • 1 bag Doritos, crushed
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained


In a large skillet cook hamburger meat until no longer pink. Drain fat. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, layer lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and kidney beans. Top with taco meat. Toss with dressing. Add crushed Doritos and toss thoroughly. Serve immediately.



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11 comments

  1. We had this when I was growing up, too! It's been a long time since I made it though. I will have to put it on my menu.

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  2. My mom used to make this, almost exactly except with tortillas chips and red onions! I love this taco salad and it looks even better with Doritos!

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  3. I did end up making this - very tasty! I will make it again!

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  4. Hello, Stephanie! This looks delicious! Do you have any idea of how many calories this has ? I must tell you that it has taken me 30 minutes to type this. It's so slow, and I ended up having to type one letter by letter So I will make this short. Thank you so much, love this site!!

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  5. I also had this salad years ago, and loved it! I am going to make this for a ladies luncheon very soon, but I will also add chopped tomato, green onions and cilantro. Yummy! Thanks for reminding me about this excellent recipe of years gone bye.

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  6. I first saw this salad at a Tupperware party in1968 to advertise their large Fix and Mix bowl. I have been making it ever since. And I still have the bowl.

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  7. Wow, thank you for this blast from my past. I will be making this for my husband soon!

    Kate5405, that's probably where my mom got the recipe too! I grew up with it and always loved it.

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