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Dorito Taco Salad

Dorito taco salad is an addictingly delicious hearty meal that comes together with minimal effort to satisfy Tex-Mex cravings and endless appetites.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Dorito Taco Salad, Dorito Taco Salad Recipe, How Do I Make Dorito Taco Salad, How To Make Dorito Taco Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 1027kcal
Author Kathleen


Meat Mixture:

  • 1 pound ground beef, turkey or chicken 80/20
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) can chili beans
  • 1 cup Catalina dressing

Salad Mixture:

  • 2 heads lettuce, romaine or iceberg, cut iInto chunks
  • 1 cup red onion, thinly dliced
  • 3 cups grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups jack cheese


  • 2 (14.5-ounce) bags nacho cheese doritos, lightly crushed
  • ranch dressing, enough to lightly dress the salad


  • In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, cook and crumble the beef and onion until its cooked through and no longer pink. Drain off any excess fat. 
  • Stir in taco seasoning, Chili Beans with their liquid, and the Catalina Dressing. Simmer on low 10 minutes. I cool mine to room temperature before adding to the salad.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cooled meat and bean mixture and all the salad ingredients. Toss well.
  • Pour salad out onto a serving platter and lightly drizzle with Ranch Dressing and top generously with lightly crushed Doritos.


Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 1027kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1747mg | Potassium: 982mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 14550IU | Vitamin C: 17.3mg | Calcium: 410mg | Iron: 5mg