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Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing

This Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing is perfect for your next pitch-in or as a fun weeknight dinner for the family.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
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: 935kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Salad

  • 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

Dressing

  • 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

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet, crumbling as you go; drain fat.
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  • Add the ground beef back to skillet with the drained beans. Simmer on low for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • 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.
  • When ready to serve, toss lettuce, onion, tomatoes, cheese, Doritos, ground beef mixture and dressing; serve immediately,

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

Calories: 935kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 64597257mg | Potassium: 13783mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 963IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 40534mg | Iron: 552mg