DCL Recipes: Doritos Taco Salad and Slow Cook Pepper Steak

01 Aug 2018 Amy Poore
DCL Recipes: Doritos Taco Salad and Slow Cook Pepper Steak Amy Poore

Who wants to spend all summer in a hot kitchen? These recipes allow you to whip up a tasty meal without missing out on any summer fun.  The Doritos taco salad takes just minutes to make, and for the pepper steak, the slow cooker makes things a breeze. 

As always, bon appétit!  

Doritos Taco Salad

  • 3/4-1 cup Catalina dressing 
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes, diced 
  • 1 small orange pepper, chopped 
  • 1 1/3 cup water 
  • 1 lb. ground beef 
  • 2 taco seasoning packs 
  • 1/2 medium-sized head of lettuce, shredded 
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1/3 cup green onions (reserving some for garnish) 
  • 1 bag of Doritos  
  • Sour cream 

Brown ground beef until no longer pink, drain, and stir in taco seasoning and water. Simmer 5 minutes, or until thickened. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, combine lettuce, pepper, beans, tomatoes, and green onions. Drizzle dressing over mixture, and toss to coat evenly. Top with crushed Doritos, and lightly toss again. Garnish with sour cream and remaining green onions. 


Slow Cooker Pepper Steak  


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1.5 cups beef stock 
  • 1 medium onion, sliced 
  • 1 green pepper, sliced 
  • 1.5 lbs. beef strips 
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced 
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup water

Place beef, pepper, and onion in the crock pot, along with the seasonings, and the brown sugar. Toss to coat. Next, pour in the beef broth and soy sauce; stir to combine well. 

Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

With 30 mins cooking time left, make a slurry with the cornstarch and water, stir into the slow cooker, turn up to high, and cook for the remaining time.

Serve over white rice. 

Amy Poore is a Tuscaloosa mom, a wife, and a foodie. To see more of Amy's delicious recipes, visit her blog, Poore Amy, at pooreamy.com.  

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