This is my husband’s recipe and his pet name for it is “Trashy Taco Salad.”

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Easy Taco Salad

Holly McCarthy
This easy assembly of readily available ingredients makes it a fun meal for the kids to put together. Try putting each ingredient in its own bowl and creating a taco buffet.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 large bag Doritos (Nacho Cheese)
  • 1 jar taco sauce
  • 1 packet taco seasoning


  • 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.
  • In a bowl add a couple handfuls of nacho cheese Doritos.
  • On top of the Doritos add taco meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream as desired.
  • Top the taco salad with Ortega taco sauce.

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