I love this dish! It reminds me of potlucks and summertime. It's full of every texture--warm, cool, crisp, soft, crunchy. It has a touch of sweetness and tanginess from the dressing, and the lovely nacho cheese flavor from the chips, with the taco-seasoned meat. It all works together deliciously and is a quick and easy meal that's ready to go anytime.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat and saute ground beef, diced onion, salt, and pepper together until ground beef is browned and no longer pink and onions are tender, about 10 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water and taco seasoning to the meat. Stir to coat and allow to simmer for 1 minute to thicken. Set aside to cool while you prep the salad.

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  • Add kidney beans, crushed chips, lettuce, tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, and dressing to a large bowl. Top with meat mixture and toss gently to evenly combine. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

509 calories; protein 24.6g; carbohydrates 39.7g; fat 28.9g; cholesterol 64.8mg; sodium 833.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews

Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2021
I’ve been making this summer salad for years, long before someone decided to put it on All Recipes. It’s truly delicious and all the flavors do go well together. The only difference between mine and this recipe is that I use a cano of Ranch Style Beans(rinsed) instead of red kidney beans. Just because the Ranch Style Beans add a whole other level of flavor to the salad. I absolutely love this salad! Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2021
This is a family favorite recipe for all in one dinner or pot lucks. I use red onion and mix equal amounts of French and Italian dressing. If taking it to a party next the cheese, tomatoes, Doritos, and dressing just before serving. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2021
We ate this growing up but with Thousand Island dressing doesn’t taste right without it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2021
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2021
This recipe I’ve made for years. It’s a family favorite in my home especially during the summer months. Catalina just gives it that little amount of zest. I have tried using different dressings as well however, for my family it’s Catalina hands down. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2021
I had to laugh when I saw this recipe! My ex-mother in law used to make this and I remember thinking what a strange concoction, but I love it haha! Now of course I make it, but I use ranch dressing instead of the Catalina Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2021
This has been a favorite in our house since I cut the recipe out of a magazine about 30 years ago! Our kids are grown with families of their own but my husband still loves it! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/20/2021
It was tasty. I used ground moose and a little less Catalina. Served with garlic toast. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2021
Family has made this for years We use half Russian dressing and half Italian add green olives and use taco flavored Doritos Delicious Read More