Doritos Taco Salad

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This Doritos Taco Salad meal may not  be on the top 10 “healthy” list, but it’s hearty, quick, & easy with most ingredients that are kept on hand. My kids cheer when we have it, which always makes me smile.  I also get pretty excited about this meal, reminds me of my childhood where corn was our main vegetable. I pretty much devour this meal when we eat it.

Doritos Taco Salad

Base Ingredients


1 lb. ground beef, cooked

2 cans black beans, drained

2 cups frozen corn kernals

1/2 green bell pepper finely chopped

approx. 1 T. taco seasoning

Mix In

1/2 bag (as desired)  nacho Doritos chips, crushed

1/2 cup shredded cheese


1 avocado, sliced

dollop of sour cream



more cheese

You can cook the beef/bean ratios as you’d like with more or less meat. This is the ratio I use for my family of 6. After the beef browns, add the black beans, bell pepper, and frozen corn (I prefer frozen, but you can use canned). Cook a few minutes until warm and bell pepper softens. Add taco seasoning to taste.  Mix in the Doritos and cheese. Top with any toppings of your choice.

*I use this taco base (ground beef, black beans, bell pepper, seasoning, and sometimes corn) for a lot of my Mexican dishes: burritos, tacos, quesadillas, etc. Sometimes I’ll substitute it with chicken, and even add kidney beans.  I don’t like onions, and see bell pepper as a great substitute that makes both my hubby and I happy.


Join The Discussion



  1. You made me laugh with your comment about corn as your family’s vegetable.

  2. This looks sooo yummy! Pinning and will make for din din tonight! (:

  3. Heather W. says:

    looks great! You too. I’d go with cheetah over kitty.

  4. Yummy!

  5. Would like to print this. New at this. Can you help me?

  6. Just made this dish tonight and it was so DELISH!!!!!! Thanks!!!

  7. It’s on the menu for tonight!


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