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WALKING TACO BAKE

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This Walking Taco Casserole recipe is an easy weeknight meal that has all the flavors of tacos with the crunch of corn chips, too. It’s a favorite with our family (and especially me since it’s so quick and simple to make)! Walking taco casserole is basically the “walking taco” in casserole form versus individual bags. You might have seen recipes for walking tacos, which I personally think is pretty brilliant and is perfect for taking camping, tailgating, or anywhere that a hot meal and bringing dishes along isn’t always easy. Ground beef, taco seasoning, beans, and green chiles or salsa is cooked together, then it’s spooned into individual bags of Frito chips with some shredded cheese. It’s portable and delicious!

It’s so delicious, in fact, that making one big pan of it at home is just taking it to the next level. The casserole version likely came first, but deciding which to make is really a matter of where it’ll be served. We still make the bagged version occasionally when it makes more sense, but the walking taco casserole is so simple and quick for a weeknight dinner that it’s often on our table.

A similar casserole that we love is Dorito Casserole, made with shredded rotisserie chicken instead of the ground beef, and Doritos instead of the corn chips. There are a few other small changes, so check that one out, too!

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb ground beef.
1 PKG taco seasoning.
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
2/3 cup water.
1/2 can cheddar cheese soup.
1/4 cup whole milk.
Chili cheese Fritos.

 

DIRECTIONS:

STEP 1:
I cooked ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat, for 5 minutes or until browned.
STEP 2:
I added taco seasoning and water and simmered on low heat until water is absorbed.
STEP 3:
At the bottom of a baking dish, I layered Fritos, then I placed cooked meat on top of Fritos.
STEP 4:
In a medium sauce, I heat milk and the cheddar cheese soup over low heat for 2 minutes, then I poured the mixture on top of the meat.
STEP 5:
I sprinkled mozzarella and placed the pan in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F, for about 10 to 15 minutes.
STEP 6:
I removed the pan from the oven, sliced the delicious walking taco bake, and served with a green salad.
ENJOY

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