TACO SALAD
1 head lettuce Tomatoes (1 cup diced or 1 basket of cherry tomatoes) 2 to 3 peppers (various colors) 1 cup onions, chopped 20 to 30 sliced pitted black olives 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 bag of tortilla chips 1 lb ground beef 1 package taco seasoning mix 1 bottle of catalina salad dressing 1. First brown the ground beef and drain off the excess fat. Add the Taco Seasoning per package directions, allow to cool. 2. Shred the lettuce into a large salad bowl and add the remaining vegetables. 3. Just before serving, add cheese and prepared ground beef. Slightly crush the tortilla chips and toss. Add catalina dressing. Sometimes if serving on a buffet table it is better to allow your guests to put the salad dressing on themselves. Once the dressing is applied to the entire bowl it can become soggy if left out. If serving immediately then toss in the dressing and serve. Serves 8 to 10 people. BARBARA JOHNS