This is my husband’s recipe, and his pet name for it. Actually it’s called, “White Trash Taco Salad” in our house, but I figured I’d best not name it that for the website. It’s okay to call it that. I won’t be offended. I believe one could describe me as ivory or powder and not be far from the truth, but I digress.

Trashy Taco Salad | Twisted Tastes

Recipe Highlights

I wouldn’t call this a recipe, but more of an assembly of tasty ingredients joined together in wholly matrimony. That wasn’t a typo. This will get eaten with few leftovers if you have the same variety of humans in your house as I do. Our house adds variations of different Doritos flavors, but If I forget to buy the taco sauce, all hell breaks loose. Don’t forget that part. I add green onions on top of everything, so if you’re looking to make this recipe your own, you can start there. The world is your oyster. Make this taco salad yours and eat it!

Trashy Taco Salad | Twisted Tastes

p.s. Despite how awesome I might appear online, mistakes happen. If you happen to spot one on this recipe, save your fellow cooks a disaster and let me know by using the contact form.

Trashy Taco Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


1 cup sour cream
1 lb ground beef
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups, shredded lettuce
2 diced tomatoes
Doritos, nacho cheese
Ortega taco sauce
taco seasoning
The Good Stuff


  1. In a skillet, cook the ground beef until browned. Add the taco seasoning and cook according to the directions. Typically, add 1/2 - 3/4 cup water and seasoning to the ground beef and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  2. In a bowl add a couple handfuls of nacho cheese Doritos.
  3. On top of the Doritos add: taco meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream as desired.
  4. Top the taco salad with Ortega taco sauce.
Yields: 6 servings.

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