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super bowl taco showdown

(15 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Pat Thompson
Memphis, TN

This is the best for a Super Bowl dish. Easy, filling, tasty, and A WINNER!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Truth be told, we could sit down in front of the big game and make quite a dent in this delicious taco salad all by ourselves! It's easy to make and very filling. Adding Italian dressing makes this different than other taco salad recipes. It's surprisingly delicious and brings a hint of tangy flavor.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(15 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For super bowl taco showdown

  • 1 lb
    ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1
    lettuce, chopped
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 can
    kidney beans (16 oz)
  • 1 bag
    Doritos tortilla chips, crushed (14.5 oz)
  • 1 bottle
    Wish-bone Italian dressing (8 oz)
  • 1 bottle
    Pace picante sauce (24 oz, optional)
  • 1 pkg
    sour cream (16 oz, optional)
  • 1 can
    black olives (2.25 oz, optional)

How To Make super bowl taco showdown

Test Kitchen Tips
You'll want to add the tortilla chips and dressing right before serving in order to retain a nice texture.
  • Browned ground beef with taco seasoning cooling.
    Saute ground beef or ground turkey. Drain. Add taco seasoning. Let cool.
  • Ground beef, lettuce, onion, cheddar cheese, kidney beans, and Italian dressing mixed in a bowl.
    In a large bowl mix ground beef or ground turkey, lettuce, onion, sharp cheddar cheese, kidney beans, and 1/2 bottle of Wish-Bone Italian dressing. Mix well.
  • Super Bowl Taco Showdown topped with Doritos, sour cream, and black olives.
    In a serving bowl, mix in crushed Doritos. Add Pace Picante Sauce, sour cream, and olives (if desired). Enjoy!