Dorito Taco Salad Recipe – chopped lettuce, tomatoes, seasoned meat, black beans, onions, zesty dressing and crunchy tortilla chips is everything you love about tacos in one tasty salad!
It’s not only fun to make but so tasty too, just like my Black Bean Taco Salad (the meat-free version)!
Taco Tuesday just got more fun! We are currently obsessed with this Dorito Taco Salad. You can make it ahead for a great lunch or simply enjoy as a meal. Round up all of your favorite taco toppings and toss together with cheese, seasoned meat and crunchy, irresistible Dorito tortilla chips.
This Dorito Taco Salad is a must try and bound to be a hit in your family! Each bite is a delicious combination of flavors and textures. Taco salad is like a deconstructed tacos by tossing your favorite toppings, seasoned meat and broken up Dorito chips. I used Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, shredded cheddar, chopped red onion and black beans.
- ground beef or turkey
- black beans
- cherry tomatoes
- red onion
- Dorito chips
- sour cream
- ground cumin
How to make Dorito Taco Salad?
In a large skillet, cook meat, breaking it up with a spatula. Cook until no longer pink. Add seasoning, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add water, stir and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
In a large salad bowl, combine chopped lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cheese, black beans and seasoned beef. Add Doritos.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, salsa and cumin. Add to salad and toss gently.
I stopped buying canned black beans because I can easily make a big batch of them in my Instant Pot. For instructions, follow my Instant Pot Black Beans recipe. It’s a fail-proof method and works every time. You need 1 cup of black beans for this salad recipe, or use one 15 oz. can. Don’t forget to rinse and drain the beans well.
Substitutions for this recipe:
I always love to hear from our readers who make our recipes and use ingredients they have on hand in substitutions for those stated in the recipe. So play with this Dorito Taco Salad recipe and use ground beef OR ground turkey, chicken on cubed chicken. You can also skip the meat altogether and make this into a vegetarian meal. Skip cheddar and use shredded Pepper Jack for added heat. Add avocado, black olives, chopped bell peppers or jalapeno pepper, drizzle it all with nacho sauce, whatever your heart desires.
To bring all of the ingredients together, I used the dressing recipe from my Black Bean Taco Salad. It’s a simple mix of salsa, sour cream and ground cumin. For another option, you can use Catalina Salad Dressing.
Absolutely! Simply toss the chopped veggies together and keep in a glass bowl covered with saran wrap. Cook meat with seasoning and beans and store in a separate container with a lid. Heat up meat mixture before serving.
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Dorito Taco Salad
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1/3 cup water
- 4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
- 1 15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups broken up Dorito chips
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 c favorite salsa
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- In a large skillet, cook meat, breaking it up with a spatula. Cook until no longer pink. Add seasoning, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add water, stir and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
- In a large salad bowl, combine chopped lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cheese, black beans and seasoned beef. Add Doritos.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, salsa and cumin. Add to salad and toss gently.
- Serve immediately.