It is a bit random and there are several different variations of it that you can make, so feel free to adapt it to your taste.

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, breaking the meat up as it cooks, until beef is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease and stir in taco seasoning mix. Remove from heat and let stand until beef mixture is cool.

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  • Mix ground beef with Cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, Italian dressing, and red onion in a large salad bowl. Chill the beef mixture until cold, at least 30 minutes. Lightly mix in lettuce and tortilla chips just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

475.6 calories; protein 12.3g 25% DV; carbohydrates 25.6g 8% DV; fat 35.8g 55% DV; cholesterol 43.8mg 15% DV; sodium 918mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
This is one of my absolute favorite ways to make taco salad. When I make it, I use ground turkey and homemade taco seasoning. Though I've made it with ranch dressing or even catalina dressing, my family really prefers it with a "dressing" made from salsa and sour cream. You can easily make this into "Walking Taco Salad" by using the lunch-bag sized Doritos. You just crumble up the chips inside the bag, open it up and add your ingredients to the inside of the bag. All you need is a fork! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2016
I did not try this recipe. I just love how 4 out of 5 reviews actually reviewed their own recipe on your page. Only one tried the recipe. lol. If you change the recipe dont act like you tried the recipe. and certainly dont review it on this page. Review it on your page with your recipe. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
This is one of my absolute favorite ways to make taco salad. When I make it, I use ground turkey and homemade taco seasoning. Though I've made it with ranch dressing or even catalina dressing, my family really prefers it with a "dressing" made from salsa and sour cream. You can easily make this into "Walking Taco Salad" by using the lunch-bag sized Doritos. You just crumble up the chips inside the bag, open it up and add your ingredients to the inside of the bag. All you need is a fork! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2012
I left the meat hot and assembled and served this straight away because we like the chips crunchy the lettuce crisp and the combo of warm beef/cold salad. I drizzled the dressings over rather than toss it all together. My husband did not like the Ranch Dressing and I thought the Italian gave this an odd twang. I would skip those next time and use a sour cream/salsa mix instead like I usually do. Sort of a southwest sour cream sauce. Quick and easy for a weeknight meal without heating up the whole kitchen. Thanks Jessica we enjoyed our meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2012
This was good! I wasn't sure if I was supposed to add the water called for on the taco seasoning pkg. b/c it's not specified in the recipe but I did anyways. Also I only used 1 cup of ranch and that was plenty for us so maybe start w/ less and add as needed. I think next time I would cut back the Italian dressing a touch but I did like the addition of it in the salad. To serve I put a bed of lettuce on the plate some chopped tomatoes the ground beef mixture and then the crushed Doritos and we just mixed them at the table. The little guy licked his plate clean! Hubby and I enjoyed this too for a different spin on taco salad. I would make this again! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/11/2016
I did not try this recipe. I just love how 4 out of 5 reviews actually reviewed their own recipe on your page. Only one tried the recipe. lol. If you change the recipe dont act like you tried the recipe. and certainly dont review it on this page. Review it on your page with your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2014
This was a great excuse to eat Doritos! Since they are in a salad I didn't feel guilty eating them. I think this is a really fun salad for kids and it tasted great. Instead of using a packet of taco seasoning I made up my own seasoning: 1 tbls chilli powder 1 tbls garlic 1 tbls onion powder 1 tbls cumin 1 1/2 tsp paprika and a tsp salt. Than instead of the suggested dressings I mixed sour cream with salsa for a dressing a tip from another reviewer. Thanks for the quick easy kid friendly and adult friendly salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2015
This recipe is similar to mine. I use thousand island dressing. I love the ease of the recipe. Some people add kidney beans and black olives to theirs. We don't care for that. This recipe is easy peasy and very yummy. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2019
I I work in a group home for adults I create the menus every week and the Doritos taco salad was a huge hit. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2018
We doubled the recipe for tonight. We added a can of diced tomatoes. We added a small can of olives. We added a bug can of olives. Can you tell we love the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2020
Made this for the senior Center and they loved it. Had lots of compliments. Very easy to make also Read More