Thursday, September 17, 2009

Angry Taco Salad

The salad is not Angry, but it's our variation of it. So hence, the Angry Taco Salad. This is one of our go-to meals in the Angry Household. Even Angry Toddler likes it. It is a bit random and there are several different variations of it that you can make, so feel free to adapt it to your taste.

If you've read my blog for awhile, and know me in real know that I don't cook. Angry Husband made this and I um, bought the ingredients and took pictures. I'm a good wife like that.

So let's start...


1 pound of ground beef (you can use more than one pound, if you want)
1 package of taco seasoning mix
1 can of pinto beans
lettuce shreds (you can shred yourself, but we are lazy and buy pre-shredded)
2 cups of shredded cheese (we use the pre-shredded Mexican style)
Catalina Salad Dressing
Tortilla Chips, Corn Chips, or Doritos-style chips

Optional Ingredients for Your Own Preference:

Chopped Tomatoes
Chopped Green Onions
Ranch Dressing instead of Catalina
Thousand Island instead of Catalina


1. Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring to crumble until well done; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix.

2. Add pinto beans to beef (which has already been seasoned with the mix). Put on lid to skillet and let beef and bean mix simmer for 10-15 minutes, depending on how soupy the mixture is.

3. Set beef and bean mixture aside to cool.

4. Get large bowl and crush tortilla chips (we use Dorito's) into bite sized pieces. Add meat/bean mixture(after it has cooled for a few minutes), lettuce shreds, and cheese. Toss it all together. Depending on your preference, you add more/less chips, cheese, lettuce.

5. Add in Catalina Dressing and toss the salad all together.

6. Scoop in bowls and eat.

*I would say that this mixture feeds about four adults with hearty helpings.

**We don't buy particular brands for this recipe. We go with the whatever-is-on-sale or generic theory of grocery shopping.


  1. Looks yummy!!! I make taco salad all the time. I have never thought about tossing it. I always layer it. I am going to have to try that...and with Doritos!!

  2. Yum!! I make taco salad sometimes for lunch :) Delicioso!

  3. this looks really good!! Can't wait to try it!

  4. Dude. I LOVE taco salad. Only I don't eat lettuce (it's green) so I just have the meat, plain doritos, and Catalina dressing. I am going to have to make that soon!

  5. My mom used to make that sort of thing all the time, and I hated it because I don't like Catalina dressing at all. But I wonder if ranch would be good? I might give it a try! Great post - love the picture captions!

  6. My sis makes this and calls it White Trash Salad. I love it!

  7. This looks so yummy. I'm going to give it a try on Sunday!

  8. my husband would lurve this...minus the catalina. but he'll gobble down anything with doritos involved. srsly.

  9. yum! i've always made it with ranch, so i can't wait to try it with the catalina dressing!

    xoxo, K


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