Taco Salad For a Crowd

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"I make this for get togethers and it is enjoyed by all!"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (473 g)
  • Calories 472.5
  • Total Fat - 28.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 99.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1300.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.3 g
  • Sugars - 8 g
  • Protein - 33.7 g
  • Calcium - 298.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In a skillet cook the ground beef with the chopped yellow onion (not red) until no longer pink; drain most of the fat then continue cooking until lightly browned,

Step 2

Add in only 1 package taco mix (and water according to the package direction) set aside to cool completely.

Step 3

In a large bowl mix together chopped lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese (can use more than 2 cups if desired and the cheese may be cubed small instead of shredded) avocados, red onion, olives, and the second package of taco seasoning mix.

Step 4

Add to cooled beef mixture; toss to combine.

Step 5

Just before serving toss with the salad dressing.

Step 6

The last step (just before serving) is to mix in about three-quarters of the package of crushed Doritos, leaving the rest on the side for your guests who want extra (they will get soggy if you mix them in too early!).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is my go to recipe when I want taco salad. It is wonderful Instead of catalina dressing I used russian dressing my recipe

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(29 Oct 2011)