Airheads taffy Blow Pops Brach’s Cinnamon Hard Candy Brach’s Root Beer Barrels Brach’s Star Brites Chocolove Dark Chocolate bar Chocolove Cherries and Almonds Dark Chocolate Bar Chocolove Crystallized Ginger Dark Chocolate Bar Chocolove Orange Peel Dark Chocolate Bar Chocolove Raspberry Dark Chocolate bar Chick-o-Sticks Cry Babies Dots Dum-Dums Fruit By the Foot Hubba Bubba bubblegum Jolly Ranchers (lollipops and hard candy) Jujubees Jujyfruits Laffy Taffy Lemonheads Mambas Mary Janes (regular and peanut butter kisses) Panda Licorice Smarties (U.S. Brand) Sour Patch Kids Super Bubble Swedish Fish Sweet Tarts Zotz
Bremner Wafers Cracker Jacks Famous Amos Sandwich Cookies (Peanut Butter) Ferrara Wafer Swirls With Chocolate Fritos Grandma’s Peanut Butter Sandwich Cremes Hain Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes Herr’s Salsa and Lime Tortilla Chips Keebler Animal Crackers Keebler Club Crackers Keebler Vienna Fingers Kettle White Popcorn Kool-Aid Gels Krispy Kreme Fruit Pies Lance Capitain’s Wafers Lance Choc-O Cookies Lance Peanut Bar Lance Sugar Wafers (Strawberry Creme) Lance Sugar Wafers (Vanilla Creme) Lay’s Blue Corn Chips Lay’s Potato Chips (Natural Country Barbecue) Lay’s Potato Chips (Thick Cut Sea Salt) Lay’s Stax Lay’s WOW! Potato Chips Lay’s Yellow Corn Chips Lundberg Brown Rice Cakes Manischewitz Whole Wheat Matzo, Unsalted Matzo, and Savory Garlic Matzo Melba Toast (Rye) Melba Toast (Sesame) Melba Toast (Wheat) Microwave popcorn (minus the real butter flavor) Mission Foods Pre-Cut Unfried Tortilla Chips and Strips Mission Foods Pre-Fried Tortilla Chips and Strips Munchos Murray Southern Kitchen Iced Oatmeal Cookies Nabisco Ginger Snaps Nabisco Original Graham Crackers Nabisco Spiced Cinnamon Cookies Nabisco Teddy Grahams (Chocolate and Cinnamon) New York Flatbreads (Everything and Garlic) Nutter Butter Bites Peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, and Pistachios Pretzels Quaker Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes Ritz Regular Crackers Ritz Roasted Vegetable Crackers Salsa Snyder’s Pretzel Chips (Garden Veggie) Snyder’s Pretzel Sticks (Pumpernickel/Onion) Soy Crisps (Barbecue, Deep Sea Salt, Garlic Onion, Salt and Vinegar, and Apple Cinnamon Crunch flavor) Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos Stacy’s Pita Chips (Baked, Cinnamon Sugar, Pesto and Sundried Tomato, Taxarkana Hot, and Tuscan Herb) Sun Chips Original flavor SunSpire Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds Toasteds Crackers (Sesame and Wheat) Tostitos Bite Size Rounds Tortilla Chips Tostitos Blue Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips Tostitos Crispy Rounds Tortilla Chips Tostitos Dipping Strips! Tortilla Chips Tostitos Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips Tostitos Scoops Tortilla Chips Baked Tostitos Scoops Tortilla Chips Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips Tostitos Natural Blue Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips Tostitos Natural Yellow Corn Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips Town House Original Crackers Trail mix Triscuits Wasa Crispbread (Multi-Grain) Wheat Thins (Original, Multi-Grain, Reduced Fat, and Sundried Tomato and Basil) Zesta Original Crackers
Arnold Premium Seasoned Stuffing Betty Crocker Bac-o’s Bacon Flavor Bits Brianna’s French Dressing Brianna’s Poppy Seed Dressing Brianna’s Santa Fe Blend Dressing Campbell’s Franco-American Mushroom Gravy Classico Pasta Sauces (Roasted Garlic) Classico Pasta Sauces (Spicy Red Pepper) Dona Maria Mole El Paso Enchilada Sauce Girard’s Champagne Dressing Girard’s Italian Dressing Girard’s Original French Dressing Girard’s Raspberry Dressing Hunt’s Manwich Sauce Kame Marinades (Red Chili) Kame Marinades (Sweet Teriyaki) Kame Marinades (Thai Coconut) Kame Marinades (Wasabi With Ginger) Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Crumbs Knorr Red Bell Pepper Pesto Sauce Mix Kraft Balsamic Dressing Kraft Catalina Dressing Kraft Classic Italian Vinaigrette Dressing Kraft Creamy Italian Dressing Kraft Fat-Free Italian Dressing Kraft French Dressing Kraft French Fries Seasoning Lipton Recipe Soup and Dip Mix (Onion) Lipton Recipe Soup and Dip Mix (Onion Mushroom) Lipton Recipe Soup and Dip Mix (Vegetable) McCormick Bac’n Pieces McCormick Spaghetti Sauce Mix Newman’s Light Balsamic Dressing Newman’s Light Italian Dressing Newman’s Light Raspberry and Walnut Dressing Newman’s Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing Newman’s Red Wine Vinaigrette and Olive Oil Dressing Newman’s Regular Balsamic Dressing Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix Peanut Butter & Co. White Chocolate Wonderful Pepperidge Farms Cubed Herb Seasoned Stuffing Prego Mushroom Pasta Sauce Ragu Pizza Sauce
Arnold’s Carb-Counting Multi-Grain Bread Arnold’s Jewish Rye Bread Arnold’s Potato Sandwich Rolls Arnold’s Sesame Sandwich Rolls Arnold’s Stone Ground Whole Wheat Bread Arnold’s Wheat Sandwich Rolls Cobblestone Mill Hoagie Rolls Cobblestone Mill Jewish Rye Bread Cobblestone Mill Kaiser Rolls Cobblestone Mill Onion Rolls Cobblestone Mill Party Rolls Cobblestone Mill Pumpernickel Bread Cobblestone Mill White Sub Rolls Cobblestone Mill Whole Wheat Bread Dutch Country Soft Potato Dutch Country Whole Wheat Krispy Kreme Fruit Pies (Apple) Krispy Kreme Fruit Pies (Cherry) Krispy Kreme Fruit Pies (Peach) Kroger Bread Little Debbie Cake Donuts Pepperidge Farm Dark Pumpernickel Bread Pepperidge Farm Rye and Pumpernickel Swirl Bread Thomas New York Style Bagels (Blueberry) Thomas New York Style Bagels (Cinnamon Swirl) Thomas New York Style Bagels (Everything) Thomas New York Style Bagels (Plain) Thomas Toaster Bagels (Cinnamon Raisin) Thomas Toaster Bagels (Plain)
Refrigerated and Frozen Foods
Anne’s Flat Dumplings Athens Phyllo Dough Athens Phyllo Mini Shells Calaro Guacamole Edy’s No-Sugar Bars Edy’s Whole Fruit Bars Fleischmann’s Light Margarine Food Lion French Fries Food Lion Hash Browns Food Lion Restaurant Fries Food Lion Seasoned Curly Fries Food Lion Shoe String Fries Food Lion Steak Fries General Mills Italian-Style Vegetables General Mills Roasted Potatoes With Garlic and Herbs Luigi’s Italian Ice Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade Bars Mrs. Smith’s Deep Dish Pie Crust Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells Pillsbury Cornbread Twists Pillsbury Turnover (Apple) Pillsbury Turnover (Cherry) Piñata Flour Tortillas Safeway Whipped Cream (Canned) Simply Potatoes Diced Potato With Onion Simply Potatoes New Potato Wedges Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns Smart Squeeze Fat-Free Margarine Smuckers Uncrustables Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Smuckers Uncrustables Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam SuperPretzel Baked Soft Pretzels
I LOVE taco salad. The recipe I use is pretty basic, and really simple and easy to increase portions if you’re making it to feed, like, a million people. If I’m feeding that many people I just double the beef and eyeball increases in everything else. The original recipe goes a long way though, and it’s great for parties!!
You will need:
-a pound of beef
-a bit less than half a head of lettuce
-a few tomatoes
-mexican cheese blend (you can usually find a bagged blend in the dairy aisle at the grocery store.)
-a bottle of catalina dressing (you won’t use the whole bottle, maybe like half)
-a bag of nacho cheese flavored doritos (or tortilla chips, or some other kind of doritos. I just really like it with these specific doritos)
Keep in mind that this is all eyeballing, and you can increase or decrease according to your personal tastes!
Step one: Brown the beef. Brown it real good. Drain the grease into a can, as greasy beef is not fun. Add taco seasoning according to directions. Put your taco beef in a large bowl, cover it, and set it aside. Sometimes I’m bad and put it in the fridge while still hot. Remember, this should be served cold.
Step two: Chop up the lettuce and tomatoes. I tend to chop up the tomatoes first and then just put them aside in a pile.
Step three: Combine lettuce and tomatoes with taco beef. Mix it in really good. I usually find that the lettuce can really quickly overwhelm everything else, so chop up a little first and then add it in, and chop up more if you feel you need it. That saves you from possibly wasting lettuce.
Step three: Mix in the mexican cheese and catalina dressing. This is entirely according to taste. Some people like it with less dressing, and some people like it with more. I personally like using a lot of dressing.
Step four: Crush up the chips and mix them in! At this step I usually just put in a bit more dressing, just because. Crushing chips is a lot of fun.
And that’s it! Pretty simple. I get so many compliments on this very basic recipe. Altogether it probably takes me about 20 minutes. It’s easy to mess around with the ingredients as well. Although I’m afraid that with a pound of beef being the base ingredient, it would be hard to make it vegetarian. Sorry.
Also, a side note: when I make this for parties, I usually wait until right when I serve it to put the chips in. This is because the chips get soggy after being in there for a while, and it tastes much better with fresh, crunchy chips. At this point I also add in a little more cheese for a good measure. What can I say, I like cheese.