Monday, October 15, 2007

Linda's Taco Salad

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lg head iceburg lettuce, shredded (or 2 bags ready to use shredded iceburg)
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 16 oz bottle ranch dressing (I prefer sour cream & onion flavored ranch)
  • 1 can pitted black olives (optional), diced/sliced to a size you like
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped (use the whites of the onion, too)
  • 1 qt grape tomatoes, diced to a size you like
  • 1 pkg mild taco seasoning mix
  • 1 bag Taco Doritos
  1. Brown the ground beef until just cooked, drain. Return it to frying pan & follow directions on taco seasoning mix. If the mix calls for liquid, drain again once added & cooked (you don't want the beef to be too wet).
  2. Place all ingredients except dressing & Doritos into a large serving bowl, mix well.
  3. Just before serving, add about 1/2 the bottle of dressing and crushed Doritos. Serve with remaining dressing in case people want to add some.

***Note: I try to only mix dressing & doritos into the salad that I know will get eaten at that serving. The salad keeps ok in the fridge for a few days without them, but once they're in, you've only got about 24 hours before it turns into an icky slimy mess.