There is a secret ingredient in this that I am sharing. My favorite place in the whole world to eat (well one of my favorites) is Cafe Rio. Ahhhhhh, it is pure bliss. If I was stuck on an island and the only food I had everyday was the Chips, Salsa and Queso at Cafe Rio I would be fine forever. I know you will LOVE it!
Dori's Taco Salad......
These are the ingredients you will need.
- 1 pound of Ground Beef
- Cheddar Cheese (I use sharp)
- Oil (Veg or Olive)
- Cojita Cheese
- 2 Avocados
- Sour Cream
- Ranch Dressing
- Corn Tortillas
- 1 Cafe Rio Salsa's (1 Fresca and 3 Pico)
- Seasoning for meat, you can use your personal favorite or see what I use.
If you are going to make this for dinner then you can do certain steps the night before or throughout the day and put them in a container. The first step I do is start the crunchy chips.
Check them after 5 minutes and stir them around and put them back in for another 5 minutes and stir them again. After that check about 2 minutes later and they should be done. I like to sprinkle them with Kosher Salt.
While those are cooking you can start the meat if you haven't already made the chips earlier.
This is a pound of ground beef and if you have alot of people like I do I double that. I always season my meat with the same seasoning.
Ok now the rest of the prep that you need to do.
Use the side of the grader to grade the Cotija Cheese. This makes the whole meal and is one of my favorites.
Are you getting hungry yet??????
Smash up the two Avocado's and then add the rest of the Fresca Salsa from Cafe Rio with a good pinch of Kosher Salt and mix good together. Perfection.
Make the Ranch, I always use nothing but Hidden Valley Ranch. Truly the best.
Put some Sour Cream, the 3 Pico Salsa's from Cafe Rio, some Cilantro, Guacamole and Ranch in small dishes. I got this great dish this summer at Savers for 50 cents and it is a Crate and Barrel! Love it!
Now the assembly line!