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Mom’s Catalina Taco Salad


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 3 cups Nacho Doritos, crushed
  • 1 head lettuce, shredded
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup Catalina dressing


  1. Cook the Ground Beef:
    • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until it’s browned and no longer pink. Break it apart with a spatula as it cooks.
    • Once the beef is cooked through, sprinkle the taco seasoning over it and stir until well combined. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Prepare the Salad Base:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, crushed Nacho Doritos, and kidney beans.
  3. Add the Seasoned Beef:
    • Once the ground beef has cooled slightly, add it to the salad mixture in the bowl. Toss everything together until the beef is evenly distributed throughout the salad.
  4. Drizzle with Catalina Dressing:
    • Pour the Catalina dressing over the salad mixture. Start with a cup and adjust according to your preference. Toss the salad again until all the ingredients are coated with the dressing.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve the Catalina Taco Salad immediately, garnishing with extra crushed Doritos on top if desired. Enjoy the delicious blend of flavors and textures!

This recipe captures the essence of your mom’s Catalina Taco Salad – it’s hearty, flavorful, and brings back those comforting memories. Plus, it’s quick, easy, and budget-friendly, just like your mom used to make it!

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