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Taco Salad

This Taco Salad is so easy to make.  Don't count on any leftovers, because there will not be any! 
I think the secret to this Taco Salad is the Catalina dressing, you put it on at the end. It sets it apart from the average Taco Salad.

To make the Taco Salad:
Brown a couple of pounds of hamburger meat.  Drain.  Add powdered taco seasoning.  Add a little water. (You are making this part just as you would tacos). Set aside.

In a bowl put together your greens.  This is your preference.  I like different lettuces and I also add a few scallions, and of course tomatoes.
Put the greens in a large bowl.  Add a bag of crushed Fritos.  (I guess you don't have to crush the Fritos, but we prefer ours that way.)
Mix the Fritos with the greens. 
To this add the hamburger meat.  Over all this mixture pour about 3/4 of the bottle of Catalina dressing.  This coats it well and makes it delicious.    I like to then put this salad in a Tortilla bowl.

You can either buy the tortilla pack that has the little cardboard shapers in them OR you can use your own tortilla and simply shape them around a small bowl or rameken. Put them in the oven for about four or five minutes, as they are draped over the ramekin and you have your toritlla bowl.

Add cheese according to taste.  Enjoy every bite!!

(My Mom's meal that I made for her on Tuesday.  A perfect and easy supper for busy people.)


  1. My family will love this! It looks delicious. Thank you for the recipe. laurie

  2. mmm Looks like something to try, I think a friend made this a long time ago and I have forgotten about it.

  3. I've been thinking abt Taco Salad Thanks for posting!

  4. Catalina dressing! I have to try that! I am not a fan of taco sauce..Thanks! They look delicious!

  5. Catalina dressing, who knew? I would not have thought of that. This looks so yummy, but anything that has fritos is perfect in my book. You took one of my favorites to a new level!

  6. I would never have thought of catalina dsg but it sounds wonderful. I'll try it!

  7. This salad looks delicious! Great pictures. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

  8. Yum. Never would have thought of Catalina dressing.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. This is very similar to the taco salad that my mom fixed as I grew up, definitely the dressing was memorable. I like an avocado ranch on my taco salads now but your post brought back memories of a great childhood. Thanks! :)

  10. Honestly my mouth is just watering under my tongue. I am so hungry I can almost smell this.

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  12. I have never had a salad like this before but I can tell already that it would be a winner in our household! I just need to look into what catalina dressing is....off to google it!

    Thanks for sharing such a yummy-looking recipe.

    Best wishes,

  13. Looks delicious. I love your blue and white plate!

  14. Anonymous4/23/2010

    I am going to make this this weekend, it sounds delicious. Hubby loves Catalina dressing.

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  16. looks tasty! Love all types of taco salad, a friend of mine uses Doritos in place of Fritos, have to try your way.


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