Catalina Taco Salad
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 3 cups 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 631 calories, 42g fat (12g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 1145mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.
Oct 29, 2018
I re-visited an old friend tonight. Yes, it is this delicious taco salad. I made a very similar salad years ago and we loved it. We also loved this new version with ground beef in it. Hubby suggested using salsa next time. We highly recommend this delicious salad. Volunteer Field Editor
Jun 7, 2018
I had some leftover taco meat and found this recipe which worked perfectly for my leftover meat. This salad was tasty, I added some salsa too, and made a refreshing hearty meal on a hot summer day!
May 11, 2017
Forgot all about this recipe until I came across it on your site. Made it for guests today! So enjoyable! I used low fat Catalina dressing - less calories.
Apr 5, 2017
I've been eating this salad for fourth years. I cut the Catalina in half and replace it with my favorite salsa and alway use nacho cheese Doritos. Never use the creamy Catalina.
Apr 27, 2014
Great taco salad. Goes together quickly. Fried the onions in with the ground beef and used a 16 oz bottle of zesty catalina dressing, which was more than enough. If not making for a crowd, don't mix the corn chips in because they lose their crunch as leftovers.
May 25, 2013
This is one of my favorite taco salads. I use ranch style beans and zesty catalina dressing and if I want to add meat I add grilled chicken. Excellent meal and flavor!
Nov 26, 2011
This was a really good recipe. I used the Kraft lite catalina dressing and only 6 Tbsp of it to cut back on some of the calories. The taste was still there! I will definitely make this again when I'm in a fix for a quick dish.
Jul 7, 2011
This is THE taco salad recipe. You can try Western dressing for a little more zip!
Aug 17, 2009
Another nice option is to use a bag of Doritos brand Nacho Cheese chips, crushed, instead of the corn chips. Serve with sour cream, sliced jalapeno peppers, and your favorite salsa.
Mar 24, 2008
Growing up my grandma used to make a salad like this...everyone loved it! After she passed I lost track of the recipe, but when I saw this salad recipe posted it brought back all my wonderful memories of it. The only difference is that my grandma used French dressing instead of Catalina. Thank you for bringing a part of my past back to me & my family!