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!
- 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.