Salads

Taco Salad

Now here’s a salad to get excited about!

Taco Salad with seasoned meat, crisp salad ingredients, sharp cheese and crunchy Doritos??

Yes, I said Doritos!

Bring this tasty side to your next get-together and you can be sure that you and your recipe will be invited back!

Let’s start by browning the meat

I’m using a package of turkey meat, but you can also use ground beef

Break up the meat into small pieces and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes

  Drain if there is any liquid or fat

Add in 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning

You can use store bought or easily make it yourself!

Simply Sunday’s Taco Seasoning

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Cook for a few more minutes making sure the meat is completely cooked through and the spices are incorporated

Remove from heat and set aside to cool

Chop one head of iceburg lettuce, one small red onion and about a cup and a half of tomatoes & toss together in a large mixing bowl

Shred 8 ounces of sharp cheddar and slice a 6 ounce can of drained black olives

I toss the olives & cooled meat mixture in now but wait until the end to mix in the cheddar.  I find it easier to combine

Next, add in a 16 ounce bottle of Thousand Island Salad Dressing & toss well

Now it’s time to add in the cheese…

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At this point, I chill the salad for 20-30 minutes

My little helper loves to be the “Dorito cruncher”

Crunch up a 10 ounce bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos and incorporate into the salad ingredients just before serving

Watch it disappear!

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Taco Salad

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

1 – 1 1/2 pounds of ground turkey or beef

1 tablespoon of taco seasoning  Simply Sunday’s Taco Seasoning

1 head of iceburg lettuce

1 small red onion

1 1/2 cups of tomatoes

8 ounces of sharp cheddar

6 ounce can of drained black olives

One 16 ounce bottle of Thousand Island Salad Dressing

One 10 ounce bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos

Directions

Start by browning the meat; break up the meat into small pieces and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Drain if there is any liquid or fat

Add in 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning; cook for a few more minutes making sure the meat is completely cooked through and the spices are incorporated.  Remove from heat and set aside to cool

Chop one head of iceburg lettuce, one small red onion and the tomatoes; toss together in a large mixing bowl

Shred 8 ounces of sharp cheddar and slice a 6 ounce can of drained black olives

To the salad mixture, add the black olives, cooled meat mixture, salad dressing and shredded cheddar; chill for 20-30 minutes

Just before serving, crunch up a 10 ounce bag of Nacho cheese Doritos and incorporate into the salad ingredients

Tools used to make this recipe:
Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet

KitchenAid Silicone Scraper Spatula

Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set

Pyrex 4-Quart Rimmed Mixing Bowl

Farberware Box Grater

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