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Doritos Taco Salad

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This is not as crazy as it seems. Doritos taco salad is not your typical #tacotuesday meal as there are chips other than corn involved, but just trust me. ohsweetbasil.com

This is not as crazy as it seems. Doritos taco salad is not your typical #tacotuesday meal as there are chips other than corn involved, but just trust me.

Is Taco Salad Low Carb?

For the most part, the salad is fairly low carb.

However, a lot of recipes call for beans and high carb chips.

It’s popular to serve a taco salad in a crispy shell.

Beans and chips add carbohydrates, making taco salad fairly high carb.

This is not as crazy as it seems. Doritos taco salad is not your typical #tacotuesday meal as there are chips other than corn involved, but just trust me. ohsweetbasil.com

We have quite a few recipes that come from my Mom and her childhood in Idaho. There’s her Idaho tacos, heirloom apple rolls, that famous cheesy ground beef and rice casseroleHer recipes are everyone’s favorites and I’m hoping you’ll be as open to this one as you have been to the others.

This is not as crazy as it seems. Doritos taco salad is not your typical #tacotuesday meal as there are chips other than corn involved, but just trust me. ohsweetbasil.com

Whenever it was a day full of running 5 kids from one activity to another dinner had no choice but to take a back burner. There just wasn’t enough time to slave in the kitchen all day. So, Mom would defrost some ground beef, cook it up taco style and then pull out all the fixin’s.

Can You Make Taco Salad With Chicken?

Yes, grilled, baked or left over chicken is a good alternative for taco salad.

Just season the chicken with taco spices if you desire, and shred or cube before adding chicken to salad.

This is not as crazy as it seems. Doritos taco salad is not your typical #tacotuesday meal as there are chips other than corn involved, but just trust me.

In this case the fixin’s meant Doritos, yes the chips instead of a fried taco shell, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and whatever else anyone wanted. Listen, I don’t know why something as simple as using Doritos instead of a tortilla fried to crispy perfection is so good but it is, it adds extra crunch and bold flavor.

Just do it.

How Long Will Taco Salad Keep?

Did the salad get made up and then refrigerated right away and you just have some leftover?

If this is the case then it should easily last 3-4 days.

However, the chips will become soggy, so do not add chips till you are ready to eat.

Doritos Taco Salad

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This is not as crazy as it seems. Doritos taco salad is not your typical #tacotuesday meal as there are chips other than corn involved, but just trust me. ohsweetbasil.com

Doritos Taco Salad

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
This is not as crazy as it seems. Doritos taco salad is not your typical #tacotuesday meal as there are chips other than corn involved, but just trust me.

Ingredients

  • 1 Bag Doritos
  • 1 Head Romaine chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • Cheddar Cheese grated
  • Sour cream
  • [Ranch for dressing]

For the Meat

  • 2 Teaspoons Oil
  • 1/2 Onion minced
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Corn Starch
  • Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Beef Broth or water

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the chili powder, corn starch, cumin, coriander, and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil and heat until shimmering.
  • Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and begin to cook, stirring to break up the meat, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Add in all of the seasoning and broth and cook until thickened slightly and the beef is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Arrange the chips on a plate. Top with meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and any other toppings and serve with homemade ranch (link is in the ingredients list above)

Notes

taco salad is best eaten right away, but left overs could be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days
Nutrition Facts
Doritos Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 1308mg57%
Potassium 407mg12%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 2311IU46%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Doritos Taco Salad
 
Recipe Type: main dish, salad
Author: [url href=”https://ohsweetbasil.com”]oh sweet basil[/url]
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Serves: 4-6
an easy version of the classic taco salad but this one uses Doritos!
Ingredients
  • 1 Bag Doritos
  • 1 Head Romaine, chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • Sour cream
  • [url href=”https://ohsweetbasil.com/house-salad-creamy-ranch-dressing.html”]Ranch for dressing[/url]
  • For the Meat
  • 2 Teaspoons Oil
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Corn Starch
  • Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Beef Broth (or water)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the chili powder, corn starch, cumin, coriander, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil and heat until shimmering. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until tender, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the ground beef and begin to cook, stirring to break up the meat, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
  4. Add in all of the seasoning and broth and cook until thickened slightly and the beef is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Arrange the chips on a plate. Top with meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and any other toppings and serve with homemade ranch (link is in the ingredients list above)
 

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

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  • I liked this recipe. It was easy to make. I was even able to use MSG free Ranch from Kraft. Thank you!

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