I'm jumping in with the gang over at All the Small Stuff where we are sharing some good eats! I made my Aunt Rame's Taco Salad this weekend and I think I may have shared this a long time ago but I don't remember.. We haven't had this in forever so it was time!
Mae Mae's Taco Salad
What you need to gather.....
1 bag of Doritos
1 bottle of Italian Dressing (medium Size)
1 pound Hamburger or Ground Turkey
2 cups of Grated Cheddar Cheese
1 can of Kidney Beans
I'm using ground Turkey.. Put in in a skillet and brown it up, if you are using ground beef make sure you drain it when it's done before you add it to the bowl. Grease is Bad um' k!
Next you will need a big ol' Bowl w/ a sealing lid.. Depending on how much of this stuff you will be making. It's perfect for those summer picnics of family gatherings . We never had one without it! If we did Aunt Mae had to go home and make some before she could return to the party!! I'm not kidding..
Put your meat in the bowl and throw in your grated Cheddar.
Rinse & Drain your Kidney Beans, chop up your lettuce and tomatoes.
Then put the lettuce, beans & Tomatoes into the bowl with the cheese and meat.
Now here comes the fun part... Well I think it's fun! Take that bag of Dorito's open it up a bit and then crush it!! Not too much but so your chips are in small pieces.
Then add them to the bowl as well!
Up next is that bottle of dressing.. usually you add the entire bottle, but this is a new ear and we are a bit more health conscious then we used to be back in the day.. So add to taste I use 3/4 of the bottle.. I will say DO NOT use Light Dressing, it taste horrible with this recipe. Just adjust to your taste.
Once you have all your ingredients in the bowl..
Put that lid on good and tight and SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE!!!!
And this is what ya got!! So GOOD!! This is not a make ahead, your chips will get soggy. If you are taking it to a party or gathering, add the chips and Dressing once you get there just before you are going to serves it.. It's also not good as a leftover (not that there is ever any left! ).
Now head on over to Cole's Blog and see what everyone is cooking today!