I had a busy day today picking and hulling strawberries, running errands, driving my children here and there to places they needed to be, and making a stop at my favorite Re-Uzit Shoppe ☺ so I didn't want to make anything too time consuming for our supper. Plus I knew that my husband was working outside in 90° weather and wouldn't be hungry for too much of anything.
I thought of this salad that's been around forever and is a perfect summer supper if served with corn on the cob (we had it with this) or baked or mashed potatoes. We ate a lot of this as I was growing up and we never got tired of it! The boys and Lin really enjoy it too, but we are still trying to convince Serena that it is good to eat! Eventually she will come around ☺ certain food textures do not seem agree with her.
It goes together in a jiffy if you have the ground beef prepared beforehand. It needs time to cool completely.
1 lb. ground beef, browned, drained, and cooled completely
1 medium onion, chopped
2½ Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
8 ounces water
Brown ground beef in a pan with the onion until meat is no longer pink. Drain. I like to pour the meat into a collander and run very hot water over it to remove the unwanted grease. A trick I learned from one of my sisters.☺ What would I do without them?! They have taught me so much!
Return to pan and add the taco seasoning and water.
Stir well and simmer over low heat uncovered until the liquid is gone. Remove from heat and cool completely.
1½ lbs. lettuce, approx. 3 heads pre-bagged Romaine, I like to use Romaine or sometimes Iceberg because it's a sturdy lettuce, and crunchy
1-2 Tablespoons onion, finely chopped
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
½ bag Doritoes Chips, crushed
1 cup Miracle Whip
½ cup Ketchup
2 Tablespoons Sweet pickle Relish
2 Tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoons Taco Seasoning
Combine in a bowl; mix well.
Wash and drain the lettuce. Cut and put into a bowl big enough to mix it in. Just before serving add the onion, ground beef, cheese, chips, and tomatoes.
Pour dressing over top and toss to coat.