Nothing’s better than coming home after a busy day to a warm walking taco casserole. This heavenly dish contains the best of taco salad in the form of casserole. It’s something different, yet similar that will bring a smile to your face. Most importantly, your entire family will love it.
This delicious dish is made of succulent ground beef, Frito chips, and shredded cheese layered in a large baking dish and topped with tomatoes and lettuce. It’s the perfect way to use your leftovers in the fridge and reduce your food waste.
Walking taco casserole is super easy to make and takes not more than 20 minutes to prepare it. Together with the cooking time, you’ll need up to 50 minutes to have it ready on your table.
Here’s more about the ingredients and the preparation of this simple, mouthwatering dish.
This walking taco casserole combines your favorite ingredients from a walking taco into a delicious casserole. Taco meat is layered in a baking dish with Frito chips, cheddar cheese soup and shredded Mexican cheese blend.
Once the casserole has finished baking, it is topped off with lettuce and tomato. If you want to add some beans to this dish, you can mix refried beans or black beans right in with the ground beef mixture. You can serve this recipe with sour cream and salsa if you would like. Enjoy.
How To Make Walking Taco Casserole
The combination of flavors in this meal is out of this world. Yet, the recipe requires simple, everyday ingredients you can find everywhere. In fact, you probably have most of them in your kitchen right now.
The star of the recipe is the ground beef which is best when it’s 90% lean. That’s because it’s not too greasy while having a lot of flavor. If you want a healthier alternative, feel free to use ground turkey.
To add a unique Mexican flavor to your Walking Taco Casserole, use Taco seasoning mix. This will save you some time in the kitchen instead of preparing your own taco seasoning, even though the latter is always better.
Use Frito chips, nacho cheese chips, or standard tortilla chips to give your meal the perfect amount of crunchiness.
Another ingredient for this delicious meal is shredded cheese. Monterey Jack, Cheddar, or a Mexican blend are all good options for this recipe, but to make it spicier you can use pepper jack.
Lettuce will make your dish fresher and healthier. Besides, you can’t have a taco salad without this ingredient, right?
Another healthy ingredient for this Walking Taco Casserole is tomatoes. You can use sweet cherry tomatoes with lettuce to top the layers of ground beef, Frito chips, and cheese. If you don’t have this style of tomatoes, feel free to use any other.
Here are the step-by-step instructions and the right amount of ingredients to make eight servings of homemade Walking Taco Casserole.
1 1⁄2 pounds Ground Beef
1⁄3 large Onion, chopped
1 can Green Chilies, small can
1 can Enchilada Sauce
2 ounces Cream CheeseIngredients
1 bag Fritos Corn Chips
1 bag Shredded Cheese
3⁄4 cup Lettuce, shredded
1⁄2 cup Tomato, fresh, diced
16 ounces Salsa
8 ounces Sour Cream
Brown ground beef with onion.
Add green chilies, enchilada sauce and cream cheese.
In a 9×13 pan, repeat layers as follows: Fritos chips Meat Mixture Shredded Cheese.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
Top individual servings with lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream as desired.