Skip the taco shells and make things easier and leaner with this Taco Salad Recipe! Even kids can eat this and it makes a great potluck dish, not to mention the buffets you can throw with it!
2cupsof prepared beef and beansalso equivalent to 1 lb of ground beef, fried with 1 packet of taco seasoning
1large head romaine or iceberg lettucechopped
1cupof shredded cheddar cheese
3cupsof coarsely broken up Dorito chips
2/3cupCatalina dressing or sour cream
HOW TO MAKE TACO SALAD: Evenly divide lettuce among 6-8 plates. Top with 1/4 cup of prepared beef and beans, 1 TBSP of diced tomatoes and onions, 2 TBSP of cheese and 1/3 cup of crushed chips. Drizzle with dressing or dollop with a heaping tsp of sour cream.
HOW TO MAKE TACO SALAD FOR POTLUCKS:
Place lettuce into a large serving bowl. Layer salad with cheese, onion, tomatoes, and cooled cooked rice if using. Chill. Just before serving, add the beef and beans mixture and chips. Toss everything in the Catalina dressing right before serving.
1. Cooked rice makes a great add on topping and makes for a more heartier buffet. 2. Additional toppings or garnishes can include salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole, nacho cheese and fresh herbs. 3. A Mexican cheese blend or Monterey Jack cheese can be used instead. 4. Always add the chips, beef mixture or dressing, right before serving to prevent sogginess.