Back when we were Girl Scouts, and we had an end-of-the-year family picnic, Janie’s classmate Serena whooed our beenie-wearing, sash and flash laden hearts with this taco salad, the likes of which we had never tasted before. Until the early 1990s, we thought Mexican food consisted of Taco Bell, Chi Chi’s, and Old El Paso taco kits. It’s all good, we’ll still eat it and love it depending on where we are and who’s cookin’. Kids love this stuff!
Taco Salad (Courtesy Serena Wotring)
2 lbs. ground beef (You may choose to use ground turkey or chicken breast) l pkg. taco seasoning 1 head of lettuce, chopped 3 tomatoes, diced 1 green pepper, chopped 1 can pinto beans, drained 2 cups cheddar cheese 1/2-3/4 small bottle catalina dressing 1 bag Doritos or Fritos
Brown meat, drain, then add taco seasoning, following pkg. instructions for liquid – cool the taco meat. Toss together all vegetables, cheese, meat, 1/2 bag of doritos or Fritos, and dressing. Crush remainder of chips and sprinkle over top of salad at the last minute.
Note: We highly recommend original, nacho cheese Doritos.