Spicy Dorito® Taco Salad


A delicious refreshing taco salad with a tangy twist.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
10 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 head lettuce, chopped

  • 5 cups crushed nacho cheese-flavored tortilla chips

  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese

  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeno peppers, chopped

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Cook ground beef, garlic powder, chili powder, and black pepper together in a skillet over medium heat until meat is brown and crumbly, about 10 minutes, breaking the meat up into chunks as it cooks. Drain excess grease, remove from heat, and let the meat cool.

  2. Toss lettuce, tortilla chips, Colby-Jack cheese, kidney beans, tomato, onion, and pickled jalapeno peppers in a large salad bowl; mix in the beef.

  3. Whisk vegetable oil, sugar, ketchup, taco seasoning, cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl until sugar has dissolved; pour dressing over the salad and toss again.

Cook's Note:

If you prefer, you can add the chips just before serving to keep them crunchy. I prefer to let them marinate in the dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

561 Calories
40g Fat
34g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 561
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 844mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 318mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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