Walking taco casserole
Walking taco casserole is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the flavors of a walking taco (a popular snack often served at fairs and sporting events) with the convenience of a casserole. It’s a crowd-pleasing recipe that’s great for gatherings or as a comforting family meal. Here’s a simple recipe to make a walking taco casserole: Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey 1 small onion, diced 1 packet of taco seasoning 1 can (10-ounce) diced tomatoes with green chilies 1 can (15-ounce) refried beans 1 bag (about 9 ounces) of corn chips or tortilla chips, crushed 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend) Optional toppings: sour cream, salsa, guacamole, chopped tomatoes, chopped lettuce, sliced jalapeños
Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef or turkey over medium heat until browned. Add the diced onion and cook until softened. Drain any excess fat from the skillet, then add the taco seasoning and follow the package instructions to prepare the seasoned meat. Stir in the diced tomatoes with green chilies and refried beans. Cook for a few minutes until everything is well combined and heated through. Spread a layer of crushed corn chips or tortilla chips evenly on the bottom of the greased baking dish. Spoon the meat mixture over the chips, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the meat layer, covering it completely. Add another layer of crushed chips on top of the cheese, using about half of the remaining chips. Sprinkle another layer of cheese over the chips.
Add the remaining crushed chips as a final layer on top. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve the walking taco casserole hot, allowing people to scoop out servings directly from the dish. Offer optional toppings such as sour cream, salsa, guacamole, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, or jalapeños for individuals to customize their plates. Enjoy the flavorful and satisfying walking taco casserole!