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Most of the time, we’d like to have something quick and easy for a weekday dinner. We’ve rounded up 21 Easy Tuesday Dinner Ideas for you to get inspired. No more frozen pizza or restaurant take-out. From new taco dishes for Taco Tuesday, to stir-fries, soup, and casserole, all lie ahead.

What to Cook for Tuesday Dinner: Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

Take everything you love about a taco salad and turn it into a warm, cheesy, baked Walking Taco Casserole! The entire family will love this Tex-Mex recipe, with its succulent ground beef, gooey cheddar cheese and crunchy Fritos, Doritos, or Tortilla Chips. It’s easy to assemble ahead of time and bake later for a quick dinner!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Izzy


  • 10 oz Fritos chips
  • 1 lb ground beef 90% lean
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 20 oz tomato sauce
  • 20 oz chili beans
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded

For Serving - Optional

  • sour cream
  • green onions
  • shredded lettuce


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a rectangular 9×13-inch baking dish, and set aside.
  • Add the ground beef and chopped onions to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until slightly browned.
  • Add the tomato sauce and chili beans. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add half of Frito chips to the prepared dish. Then pour the chili mixture on top to make a layer.
  • Add the remaining Fritos and top with the cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and add optional sour cream, green onions, and shredded lettuce to garnish.


  • Use high-quality 90% lean ground beef for the best result.
  • If you’d prefer a less greasy casserole, drain off any fat that accumulates after cooking the beef.