Let's talk taco salad. I mean, most are about the same old same old. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE, LOVE taco salad. I have a few stipulations. No beans, no onions and no beans, in case you already forgot.
Oh wait, HEY everyone! How rude of me to not greet you properly, this taco salad just gets me all confused inside, and I can't think straight.
OK, but seriously, other than my daughter in law joining our family and the beautiful twin grand littles she carried and birthed, this taco salad is right up there with the top reasons I love her so much. She is kind and has a heart the size of Texas and all that mushy stuff to, but this salad. Have I mentioned I LOVE her taco salad?
She made it for me yesterday. A lot of it. Which is exactly how much of it I ate. This is not your ordinary taco salad, or, at least to me it isn't. It is the BEST which is why I named it that! It has a couple of unexpected flavors that just work beautifully. You might think to yourself, "really, in a TACO salad??" and the answer is yes. Just do it, try it, now!
Here is what you need:
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1 head of lettuce (this will obviously vary so just close your eyes and pick one)
1 medium cucumber
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 bottle Catalina dressing
1 lg back of Nacho Doritos
Get out a large bowl, you are going to need it. Chop your lettuce and slice your cucumber. I like to slice the cucumber in half rounds. Cut your tomatoes in half and toss them in as well, add in meat and combine. Add in 1/2 cup shredded cheese and mix again. Start adding in the Catalina dressing a little at a time until you reach the amount you think you want. (usually about 10 ozs) Now crush up half the bag of Doritos and add them in along with the rest of the cheese. Let chill about 2 hours before serving. NO, it does not get soggy. I know someone is going to ask, so just to clarify! And don't skip the cucumbers, they are divine in this. I think grilled chicken or ground chicken would be fantastic too!