Doritos Taco Salad Recipe

Everyone has their own comfort foods, and this is one of mine. My mom used this Doritos Taco Salad recipe probably once per week when I was a kid, and it remains a favorite of mine.


1 lb. ground beef
1 taco seasoning packet
1 head lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 bag Doritos nacho chips


  1. Brown the ground beef (you can use turkey, too). Then add the seasoning packed and cook according to directions on the packet.
  2. Mix together lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and cheese.
  3. Break most of the Doritos into smaller pieces – but not too small (you want them bite size, but not much smaller than that). Mix the Doritos in with the lettuce pieces.
  4. Mix the ground beef in with the lettuce and Doritos mixture.
  5. Serve immediately, with a variety of dressings.

I didn’t like to eat this Doritos Taco Salad recipe with any dressing – I found it to be plenty moist.  However, most people liked it with a dressing of some sort – ranch, catalina, etc.  Have fun with this kind of old family recipe!