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Texas Taco Salad - Summer Salad Recipe Contest Winner


Your whole family will love this hearty Taco salad recipe. It is perfect for a quick dinner or a filling lunch. 


1 lb. ground beef

6 cups iceberg lettuce, romaine or spring mix

1 cup cherry tomatoes

1 cup Colby jack or Mexican blend cheese

2 cans dark, red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)

2 cups crushed Nacho cheese-flavored Doritos

1 cup French dressing

2 (1 oz) packages of McCormick (or similar brand) taco seasoning 

1 large avocado (optional)

How to prepare salad: 

Cook ground beef until brown. Drain the fat from the meat, and add 1 cup of water and 1 taco seasoning packet and simmer, per instructions. Wash the lettuce and tear or chop it into a bowl. Wash the tomatoes and dice them. Drain and rinse the kidney beans. Crush the Doritos into small pieces. Combine lettuce, tomatoes, kidney beans, shredded cheese, and cooled ground beef in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together one package of taco seasoning with French dressing. Pour the dressing mixture onto the salad and stir until well-distributed. Gently stir in crushed Doritos and serve.

Optional: Top with sliced avocados.

**This recipe was submitted by Alissa Orozco of Temple, TX. 

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