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Catalina Taco Salad

 Catalina Taco Salad
This quick and easy taco salad is popular with the teen campers at the youth camp my husband directs. Our daughter has requested it 2 years in a row for her birthday dinner. —Kay Curtis, Guthrie, Oklahoma
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch romaine, torn
  • 1 package (12 ounces) corn chips
  • 1 bottle (24 ounces) Catalina salad dressing


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Transfer to a large serving bowl.
  • Add the cheese, beans, tomatoes, onion, romaine and corn chips.
  • Drizzle with dressing; gently toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 631 calories, 42 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 1,145 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.