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Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing is perfect for your next pitch-in or as a fun weeknight dinner for the family.

Course: Entree, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: catalina taco salad dressing, doritos taco salad, homemade taco salad dressing, taco salad, taco salad dressing, taco salad with homemade dressing
Servings: 6
Calories: 935 kcal
Author: Barbara
  • 1 head of lettuce torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 package cherry tomatoes halved
  • 16 oz. package shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans
  • 1/2 bag of your favorite Doritos Taco or Sweet Chili are especially good
  • 1 can Campbell's Tomato Soup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet, crumbling as you go; drain fat.
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  2. Add the ground beef back to skillet with the drained beans. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. For dressing, add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth.
    This Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing is perfect for your next pitch-in or as a fun weeknight dinner for the family.
  5. When ready to serve, toss lettuce, onion, tomatoes, cheese, Doritos, ground beef mixture and dressing; serve immediately,
Recipe Notes
  • Use your favorite taco salad ingredients.
  • Substitute black beans or pinto beans for kidney beans.
  • Do not toss this until right before serving. You do not want a soggy salad.
  • This Catalina taco salad dressing will stay good in the refrigerator for a couple weeks. Just give it a good stir or shake before using.  Feel free to make it ahead of time. 
  • Any flavor of Doritos can be used. 
  • Try our other favorite Taco Salad recipe
Nutrition Facts
Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 935 Calories from Fat 657
% Daily Value*
Fat 73g112%
Saturated Fat 48g300%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 64597257mg2808576%
Potassium 13783mg394%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 963IU19%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 40534mg4053%
Iron 552mg3067%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.