Easy Taco Salad

This is a sure hit in our house and anywhere we take it - BBQ's, picnics, family events, etc. I started making it for our boys last summer and they request it all of the time and I don't mind making it because it's easy, has lots of vegetables in it and it's delicious!

 

This salad is perfect on a hot day when you don't feel like cooking too much. The only item that requires cooking is beef.  We've also planned ahead where we cook beef for one meal (i.e. spaghetti) and make extra beef and use it the next night for taco salad. It's perfect for camping too if you pre-cook the beef!

Here's what you will need:

  • beef
  • lettuce (romaine or iceburg)
  • tomato
  • cheese
  • Doritos (we use Zesty but some people like using the Nacho flavour)
  • Thousand Islands Kraft dressing (this is the secret ingredient!!!)

First cook the beef and you can either use plain beef or add taco seasoning to it for some extra spice! Drain and let cool for about 5 minutes.

Shred the lettuce and cheese and cut the tomato up and place into a bowl.

 

Then scrunch up the Doritos in their bag. Place in the bowl with desired amount of dressing. Mix it up and serve....and enjoy!!  

 

We usually have this with hamburgers or hot dogs for the perfect summer dinner!