Mexican Salad – this salad isn’t just a salad it is a meal.

I make this when we have a lot of friends over. It makes a lot and there’s never any leftovers!  This is a hearty Taco Salad that everyone will enjoy.

Mexican Salad

Mexican Salad

Thanks to JTill0915 for this salad recipe.

Mexican Salad

Dorito Taco Salad

Make a tasty taco salad with Doritos for dinner.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Taco salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 1355kcal


  • 1 head iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 14 ounces red kidney beans drained
  • 16 ounces Pace Picante Salsa
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • 1 small package Doritos nacho chips, broken


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces Catalina salad dressing


  • Brown onion and ground beef and drain. Add kidney beans and set aside to cool. In a separate bowl, mix salsa and mayonnaise, salt and pepper and set aside. Place chopped lettuce in a large bowl. 
  • Add chopped tomatoes, cheese, and beef mixture. Top with chips. Pour salsa mixture over top and mix well. After serving, place a small amount of Catalina Dressing on top and mix well.


I usually make my dressing while the onion and beef are cooking and set it aside. I do not add the Catalina Dressing to my other dressing as not everyone likes it. Also, do not add the chips until ready to serve.


Calories: 1355kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 79g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 3008mg | Potassium: 1817mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 1910IU | Vitamin C: 29.2mg | Calcium: 808mg | Iron: 9.7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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