Hot Taco Salad

Shared by: Shannon

This recipe is so simple yet delicious and comforting. It is one of my favourite dishes that my family makes. It's easy to make, fun to assemble, and a treat to share with family and friends.


Taco Sauce Mixture:
-1 lb. ground beef, turkey, or chicken (or omit and add extra beans if vegetarian)
-1 onion, diced
-1 can kidney beans, drained
-1 can pinto beans, drained (can use more/less beans depending on if you are adding meat)
-1 can tomato sauce
-1 can tomato soup
-1 package taco seasoning (or ~2 Tbsp. homemade taco seasoning/spices)

Salad Dressing:
1/2 cup buttermilk (or sub for milk plus 1 tsp. vinegar; let stand 5 mins)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. parsley (fresh or dried)

Base + Toppings:
Doritos broken into bite-size pieces
Shredded cheddar cheese
Spring mix, spinach, or romaine
Cucumber, diced
Tomatoes, diced


If using meat, saute until browned. Sautee onion until golden.

Add beans, tomato sauce, tomato soup, and taco seasoning. Let simmer (the longer, the better).

Mix together buttermilk (or milk/vinegar mixture), mayo, and parsley. Set aside.

On your plate/bowl, layer in the following order:

1. Doritos, broken into bite-size pieces (nacho cheese is our favourite, but any will do!)
2. Hot taco sauce
3. Shredded cheddar cheese
4. Salad (lettuce of choice, cucumber, tomatoes)
5. Dressing


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