Dorito Taco Salad With Ground Beef

Dorito Taco Salad recipe

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Tickle your taste buds with the irresistible allure of vibrant flavors and crunchy texture of the Doritos taco salad. It is the best and most comforting dish that can be a staple to your meal table. Bursting with vibrant colors and zesty flavors, this traditional taco salad will take you to new heights of flavorful journey.

Imagine a bowl filled with crispy lettuce, creamy avocado, ground beef, tangy salsa, and crushed Doritos toppings; it is mouthwatering. Serve it as a crowd-pleasing appetizer, a side dish, or a main course. This flavorful dish won’t let you down.

Ingredients To Make Dorito Taco Salad Ground Beef

  • Taco seasoning
  • Iceberg lettuce 
  • Tomatoes
  • Black olives
  • Green onions 
  • Pinto beans
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Catalina
  • Doritos
Dorito Taco Salad

Ingredient Notes and Variations

Taco seasoning: It consists of a blend of spices that provide depth and flavors to the salad. You can use store-bought taco seasoning and a homemade mix of your desired spices.

Iceberg lettuce: Adds a crispy and refreshing texture to the salad. You can substitute mixed greens or cabbage.

Pinto beans: They are rich in protein and fiber. These beans add a creamy texture to the dish, making it more filling and satisfying. You can use kidney beans as an alternative for variation.

Cheddar cheese: A creamy and rich texture to the dish. Experiment with different cheeses like pepper jack, Monterey jack, and Mexican blends for dynamic flavors.

Catalina dressing: It provides a tangy and slightly sweet flavor that complements the other elements in the salad. You can use other dressings like ranch or salsa.

How To Make Dorito Taco Salad?

1: Prepare the beef

cooking ground beef for making Dorito Taco Salad

Take a skillet and heat it. Add oil and the ground beef to the skillet once warm.

Saute the beef in the oil until it turns brown. Once it is done, remove the excess oil. 

Add the taco seasoning and stir it in the cooked beef with a spoon. Keep it aside.

2: Cut the veggies

assembling Dorito Taco Salad

Wash and chop the lettuce, olives, green onion, and tomatoes. Mix them in a bowl.

Add the beans, cooked beef, and shredded cheese. Mix them with a spoon.

Toss the salad with the dressing. Crush the Doritos, top them on the salad, and serve.

Dorito Taco Salad recipe

Dorito Taco Salad

Adalynn Ward
Tickle your taste buds with the irresistible allure of vibrant flavors and crunchy texture of the Doritos taco salad. It is the best and most comforting dish that can be a staple to your meal table.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • ¼ cup sliced black olives
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped
  • 1 can pinto beans or black beans, drained and rinsed (15 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Catalina or French Dressing
  • 2 cups Doritos

How to Make?

  • Turn on the stove and saute the ground beef in a skillet with oil until it turns brown.
  • Once the beef changes its color, remove the skillet from heat and remove the excessive oil.
  • Toss the beef with taco seasoning until well coated. Keep it aside.
  • Wash and cut the veggies like lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and green onions.
  • Top with crushed Doritos while serving.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 578kcalCarbohydrates: 48.6gProtein: 41.1gFat: 23.8gSaturated Fat: 9.5gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 629mgPotassium: 890mgFiber: 9.2gSugar: 4.8gCalcium: 262mgIron: 8mg
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