Catalina Taco Salad Recipe

“Topped with a homemade dressing, this Catalina Taco Salad Recipe features all of your favourite taco toppings for a quick, easy and tasty weeknight dinner. Fully customizable to your family’s preferences, to make this a dinner everyone will love!”

- The Delicious Spoon

ground beef

main ingredient:


Salad Ingredients – 1 lb lean ground beef – 1 tbsp chili powder – 1 1/2 tsp cumin – 1 tsp paprika – 3/4 tsp dried oregano – 1/2 tsp garlic power – 1/2 tsp salt – 1/2 tsp black pepper – 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper – 1/2 cup water – 1 head iceberg lettuce trimmed and chopped – 2 tomatoes diced, seeds removed – 1/2 red onion diced – 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Tex Mex cheese – 1 cup crushed corn tortilla chips


Taco Salad Dressing – 1/4 cup grapeseed or vegetable oil – 1/4 cup red wine vinegar – 1/4 cup ketchup – 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce – 1/2 tsp soy sauce – 1/2 tsp paprika – 1/2 tsp onion powder – 1/2 tsp garlic powder – 1/4 tsp salt – 1/4 tsp black pepper

Catalina Taco  Salad Recipe


8 Servings


Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish


30 Minutes



1.  Add ground beef to a large pan over medium-high heat.  Use the end of a wooden spoon to break up the ground beef into smaller pieces. Continue to cook until beef is browned and no longer pink.  Drain the fat from the pan.


2.  Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne, oregano salt, pepperand water to the pan with the beef and mix well to flavour the beef evenly.  Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the water has evaporated and you are just left with the seasoned beef.  Remove from heat and set aside.


3. In a small bowl prepare the dressing by adding the oil, vinegar, Worcestershire, ketchup, soy sauce, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a small bowl.  Whisk until smooth and well blended.


4.  Add the iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and beef to a large bowl. When ready to serve pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.  Add in the broken corn tortilla chips and mix. Do not add the chips until you are ready to serve or they will become soggy.



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