Doritos Taco Salad
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
You’ll turn heads with this dinner-in-a-bowl salad. Whether it’s at your own dinner table, or at a potluck or your snooty mother in laws backyard BBQ, this salad is a real crowd pleaser. You can freeze meat and bean filling, then thaw and toss into the salad. YUM.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 2 - Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 1 - small bag Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 - small tomato(es)**
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese**
  • 1 - small bag Doritos chips**
  • 3/4 - cup(s) French salad dressing**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Seed and chop the green bell pepper.
  2. Open and drain the black beans.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the taco seasoning and chopped bell pepper. Drain and return to the skillet, then stir in the black beans and let simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Then, remove from the heat.
  4. Chop the tomato.
  5. In large mixing bowl, toss together the lettuce leaves, chopped tomato, shredded cheese, Doritos chips and beef and bean mixture. Gently toss in the salad dressing.
  6. Serve Doritos Taco Salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Seed and chop 2 green bell peppers.
  2. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 4 Tbsp taco seasoning and the chopped green bell peppers. Drain and set aside to cool.
  3. Open and drain 2 cans of black beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef mixture
  • 1 - 15 oz. can black beans

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet to reheat and then toss with the other salad ingredients.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free salad ingredients.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Doritos Taco Salad

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat in skillet. Once warmed through, toss with lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese and Doritos chips and dressing.

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