The World’s Best Taco Salad!

This is the taco salad that my mom made for me as a kid, right on down to the Kraft Catalina Dressing. It remains a family favorite especially on hot summer days.

I cook the beef early in the morning. Sometimes even chop all of the ingredients then, too, so all I have to do is throw everything together when it is time for dinner.

Teenagers especially love this. That’s a bonus! Have yet to find anyone who doesn’t love this super easy salad for dinner.

Your guests will be pleased.

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The World’s Best Taco Salad!

Serves 8 – 10


1 lb ground beef
1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope taco seasoning (I use Taco Seasoning Mix)
1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
2 -3 roma tomatoes, diced
6 green onions, chopped (I like more)
1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans or 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can large black olives, sliced
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (16 ounce) bottle Catalina dressing (I use Kraft)
1 (14 1/2 ounce) bag plain Doritos, crumbled into big chunks


Brown ground beef, drain grease, adding taco seasoning following directions on package. Chill.

When ground beef is cold, place in a large bowl and add all remaining ingredients.

Mix well and serve.


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