Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Frito Salad - Made by MiMi

   MiMi says she remembers a time where you couldn't go to a BBQ or potluck without there being a Frito salad there.  I don't remember these times, so it must have been a LONG time ago. ;-)  Just kidding MiMi, you are young and vibrant!

   Anyway, we were having some really special burgers for family dinner this week.  Don't worry, you'll get the recipe.  You'll just have to wait a little longer for it!  Anyway, she thought this would be the perfect accompaniment for it.  I wouldn't exactly say it is the healthiest salad.  I mean really, the name is Frito salad people!  But, it was a really tasty side to our burgers.

Frito Salad


1 head iceburg lettuce
1 red onion
1 cucumber
1 large tomato
8 oz shredded cheese (cheddar, co-jack or a mexican blend would be good)
1 14.5 oz can pork and beans, drained
1 9.25 oz bag frito chips
1 pound ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning

Catalina Dressing:

1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder

  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a mason jar.  Shake and put in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
  2. If using taco meat: brown ground beef in a skillet, then add taco seasoning according to package directions. Set aside until ready to use. 
  3. Chop all of your vegetables and arrange in a large bowl.  Top with cheese and mix.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Then add the drained pork and beans, taco meat if using and fritos and toss with dressing.
  5. Serve immediately after adding chips and dressing.


  1. I believe some people even put beef in there sometimes too. I think a taco seasoned meat would be perfect.

    1. It would make a really good taco salad. A little different than normal and really tasty!!

  2. This is right up my alley !!! Def doing this asap !! #homemattersparty


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