1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped (90% of salads and recipes I vastly prefer Romaine, but iceberg works better for this recipe)
454 g/1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 package taco spice
grated cheddar, a few handfuls, approx 1/2 family size brick. Preferably old cheddar.
1 large bag of Doritos (any flavour, but at the risk of re-igniting Dorito Wars, Zesty or Nacho flavours work best)
Cook ground beef or turkey adding taco spice, drain and cool. Add to lettuce along with grated cheese. Add just enough Catalina dressing to hold together. Refrigerate until serving. When serving, break up a bag of Doritos (easiest to just munch up with your hands while still in bag, oddly satisfying) into chunky pieces (about the size of croutons). Add Doritos to salad and mix.
Game Day Chili
(is actually even better if you make a day ahead and put back in the slow cooker to reheat.
454g/ 1 pound ground beef or turkey
3-4 spicy Italian sausage
1 pound bacon
1 jar tomato sauce + 2 cans chunky or whole tomatoes
1 cup red wine
3 packages chili spice
approx 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
green &/ or red pepper, sliced
2-3 cans kidney beans, red or white or combination
2 cans baked brown beans.
5-6 cloves chopped garlic + 1 chopped onion, sauteed
Directions: On high setting- tomato sauce, tomatoes, onion and garlic & 1 1/2 packages chili spice 1-3 hours in slow cooker. Add wine and all beans, turn to low setting, and continue to simmer in slow cooker. In a large fry pan, cook bacon, remove bacon without draining. When cool enough to handle, cut into chunky pieces and add to slow cooker. Using bacon fat remaining in fry pan, cook ground beef or turkey plus broken up sausage (casings removed), adding remaining chili spice and 1 ladel of the sauce mixture from slow cooker. Add entire contents of fry pan to slow cooker. Add enough olive oil or butter to fry pan to sautee mushrooms and peppers and add to slow cooker. Continue simmering a few more hours on low setting. If making the day before, can simply lift out the entire inner slowcooker pot and put in fridge for easy next-day reheating (recommend 2-4 hours)