|Ground beef (or substitute)
|Taco seasoning mix
|1 packet (1 ounce)
|Cherry tomatoes, halved
|Shredded cheddar cheese
|Diced red onion
|Sliced black olives
|Diced bell peppers (mixed colors)
|Crushed Doritos (Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch)
|Fresh cilantro leaves
Now that we have our ingredients laid out, let’s delve into the delightful preparation of Dorito taco salad.
- Browning the Beef: In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until it’s cooked through. Drain any excess fat, then add the taco seasoning mix and water as directed on the packet. Stir well to combine and let the mixture simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
- Mixing the Salad: In a large salad bowl, combine the shredded lettuce, cherry tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, diced red onion, sliced black olives, and diced bell peppers. Gently toss to mix the ingredients evenly.
- Adding the Taco Meat: Add the slightly cooled taco meat to the salad bowl and mix well, ensuring the meat is evenly distributed throughout the salad.
- Crunchy Delight: Just before serving, sprinkle the crushed Doritos over the salad, providing a delightful crunch in every bite.
- Creamy and Tangy: Drizzle the sour cream and salsa over the top of the salad, adding a creamy and tangy element to the dish.
- Garnish with Freshness: To finish it off, garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for a burst of herbaceous freshness.
- Serve with Customization: Present the Dorito Taco Salad immediately, allowing your guests to customize their portions with additional toppings like lime wedges or extra salsa.