9 Recipes You Should Be Adding Doritos To
Last night, hordes of angry Taco Bell customers stormed the restaurant's Facebook page to complain about the new Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos — not because of their taste, mind you, but because of their limited availability.
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The new item — which was announced as a follow-up to Taco Bell's Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco — was scheduled to debut on Wednesday, but many fast-food fanatics found that to be false upon arrival at their local Taco Bells. A spokeswoman for the company has since apologized, explaining that only certain participating restaurants were selling the tacos on Wednesday, with the rest soon to follow. She also advised customers to call their local Taco Bells ahead of time and ask when they will be serving the Cool Ranch Doritos Loco Tacos.
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Or you could whip up your own delicious Dorito treat while you wait. Here are some of ideas for incorporating Doritos into your dining plans:
Musician and recording engineer Frank Reber may not be as famous an inventor like Thomas Edison or Benjamin Franklin, but his ingenious idea for Dorito Dust will one day revolutionize the way we eat cool ranch chips. Read about his inspiration here.
Doritos Taco Salad
Taco salads only get better with the addition of Doritos. Kristen Duke of Capturing Joy uses Nacho Cheese for her crowd-pleasing recipe, but Cool Ranch connoisseurs should feel free to substitute.
According to Kristen Doyle at Dine & Dish, kids love these Walking Tacos, but we have a feeling adults will love them too. Check out Kristen's recipe here.
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Dorito Crusted Chicken Tenders
Why do we crust chicken in breadcrumbs when crushed Doritos add much more flavor and crunch? Sheila Goodman of Good Looking Home Cooking wasn't sure, so she whipped up these zesty Dorito Crusted Chicken Tenders. Get the recipe here.
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Michelle from Ya Gotta Have a Hobby swears that her Dorito Casserole is "almost impossible to mess up." Click here to get the recipe for this beefy, cheesy, spicy, Dorito-y dish.
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese With Crushed Doritos
You've already eaten crunchy breadcrumbs or panko crumbs on top of your macaroni and cheese, but what about Doritos? Celeste at Cooking Creation has the buttery, gooey recipe here.
Tuna Noodle Casserole With Cool Ranch Doritos
Shauna's tuna noodle casserole, which she shares on The Best Blog Recipes, is a Cool Ranch-lover's dream. You might even want to double the recipe, because you're going to wish for leftovers.
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Spicy Mac and Cheese Doritos Bites
Spicy Mac and Cheese Doritos Bites are the brainchild of Kelly Bartus Kal, aka Girlfriend in the Kitchen. They're basically cupcakes for people who hate the lack of Doritos in their cupcakes. Go ahead and give the recipe a whirl.
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Grilled Dorito Burgers
Don't just settle for eating Doritos alongside your burgers — grill the Dorito flavor into your burgers. Curt Despres from Smoked & Grilled has two zesty recipes: his Grilled Dorito and Black Bean Chicken Burger (left) and his Grilled Dorito-Crusted Salsa Chicken Burger (right). And let's not forget to mention that Curt makes a Smoked Nacho Cheese Dorito Meatloaf. Because he does that too.
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