Recipe for Taco Salad with Doritos

Here is a version of taco salad made with Doritos chips. It is amazingly tasty, quite easy to make and frugal. You will not regret the time invested in this recipe. Here is what you are going to need:

Here is what you are going to need for this salad:

3/4 pound ground beef, browned and drained
5 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
2 small yellow onions, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
1 head iceberg lettuce, finely chopped
1- 15oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup crumbled fresh white cheese (queso fresco, Cotija, Panela, Feta)
1 cup crumbled Doritos nacho cheese (more to serve on the side)
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper

1/4 cup canola oil
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt & Pepper

Coat the bottom of a skillet with some olive oil. Heat and add half of the minced onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to brown, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the browned beef, cumin and coriander. Mix well. Add half of the tomatoes, half the jalapeno pepper and half of the cilantro, mix well, and cook for and additional 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and cool down completely.

In a bowl mix together the black beans, remaining minced onion, remaining tomatoes, remaining jalapeno and remaining cilantro. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.

Whisk together the oil, lime juice and honey. Add the cumin and season with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, mix together the lettuce and the bean mixture. Add the cheese, the cold meat and the crushed Doritos. Drizzle the dressing on the salad and toss well. Serve with extra Doritos on the side.

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

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  • May 20, 2011

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