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Walking Taco Casserole Recipe - Simple And Quick

Walking Taco Casserole Recipe is a delicious meal with extra crunch. Cook it today, and it will take your taste buds to the next level. If you are busy and want some tasty and crunchy, give Walking Taco Casserole a try. This recipe has everything to make it the first choice for any meal.

Walking Taco Casserole Recipe is so simple and quick. Its rich flavors and taste will change your simple meal into a special treat. It is a very versatile dish that pairs well with any occasion. It is my guarantee that your family and friends will love this Walking Taco Casserole Recipe.

You may think, why do we call it a walking taco? It is a popular street food. It originated in Texas. Walking Taco Casserole is served in bags, and you can enjoy it during the walk. That's why it is called Walking Taco Casserole.

Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

If you are a food lover, believe me, you are in the right place. Here we will discuss everything, ingredients, equipment, cooking instructions, serving suggestions, recipe variations, and much more.

Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

Walking Taco Casserole Recipe combines all of your favorite taco flavors in one dish, that's the best point of this recipe. When I cooked it for the first time, my whole family loved it. It was a great thing for me, and I immediately decided to share this recipe with all of you.

So what are you waiting for? Cancel whatever you plan to cook today and try Walking Taco Casserole. I am hopeful that you will be glad with your decision. With few ingredients and simple cooking steps, the Walking Taco Casserole Recipe will create magic.

Best Things About Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

  • Simplicity and quick cook time are the best things about this recipe. If you are in a hurry, then just give it 45 minutes, and your Walking Taco Casserole will be ready.
  • Walking Taco Casserole Recipe is a great fusion of rich flavors, crunchiness, and great textures.
  • This recipe doesn't bind you. You are free to do your favorite customization with toppings are seasonings to get the best results.
  • One food for all events and occasions. This is the point where the Walking Taco Casserole Recipe beats all other recipes.
Let's discuss our Walking Taco Casserole Recipe; we will start with ingredients.

Required Ingredients

  • Ground Beef
  • Onion (chopped)
  • Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • Cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • Tomatoes (chopped)
  • Corn (drained)
  • Fritos Corn Chips
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Black Olives (sliced)
  • Fresh Cilantro (chopped)

Equipment That We Will Use

  • Skillet
  • Oven
  • Serving Dish

Step By Step Cookin Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Take a skillet, put ground beef in it, and cook over medium heat until it turns brown.
  • Now add the chopped onion, bell pepper, and chopped garlic to the skillet. Keep cooking and sauté until the vegetables are softened.

Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

  • Now add the black beans, taco seasoning, chopped tomatoes, corn, and cream cheese to the skillet.

Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

  • Mix everything together and sauté it for a few minutes until the cream cheese melts completely.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Now add the corn chips on top of the mixture. Then place cheddar cheese on corn chips.

Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

  • Place the skillet again in the oven and cook it for 20- 25 minutes.
  • Now remove the skillet from the oven. Your Walking Taco Casserole Recipe is ready.

Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

My Bous Tips For Perfect Walking Taco Casserole

  1. You can try different cheeses such as Monterey Jack and pepper jack to enhance the taste and flavor.
  2. You can use tortilla chips instead of cord chips for extra crunch and flavor.
  3. Experiment with different toppings like guacamole, salsa, or a drizzle of lime crema. You are free to customize the walking taco casserole according to your taste.

Serving Suggestions For Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

  • Sour Cream: If you want to add a creamy and tangy element, then add a dollop of sour cream to the casserole and serve. It balances out the spices and adds a cool and refreshing touch.
  • Sliced Black Olives: Black olives adds a savory and briny flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients in the casserole. Their dark color also enhances the visual presentation of your dish.
  • Chopped Fresh Cilantro: Serve it with fresh cilantro. It will add a unique flavor twist to the casserole.
  • Chopped Tomatoes: If you serve with freshly chopped tomatoes on top, they will bring a burst of freshness and juiciness to the casserole.
  • Hot Sauce: Serve Walking Taco Casserole with the hot source for a spicy kick. It adds heat and flavor, which enhance the overall taste of the casserole.

Some Must Try Recipe Variations

  • You can add extra vegetables like zucchini and mushrooms to the ground beef to create a vegetarian-friendly version.
  • Replace the ground beef with cooked shredded chicken and enjoy a delightful cheesy chicken taco casserole.
  • If you don't like corn chips, then go with chili cheese Fritos, tortilla chips, or Doritos and enjoy a different crunch and texture.
  • If you are not a beef lover, try ground turkey or chicken. The taste will be completely different.
  • You can add a layer of refried beans between the beef mixture and cheese for a more flavorful casserole.

What About Leftovers?

You can freeze any leftovers by placing them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag. Reheat and serve when required. You can consume the frozen casserole within 2-3 months for the best taste.

Conclusion

Walking Taco Casserole Recipe is a delightful twist to the traditional taco experience. The juiciness of beef and the crunchiness of corn chips are ready to please your taste buds. You can do a lot of variations in toppings or seasonings to get your favorite taste.

Due to its irresistible taste, the Walking Taco Casserole Recipe is very famous between kids and adults. If you are cooking it today, it will make your day special.

Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

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FAQ'S

Can I Use Ground Turkey Instead Of Ground Beef?
Yes, you can use ground turkey instead of ground beef for some twist. Just ensure that it is perfectly cooked before adding the other ingredients.

How Can I Make This Dish Spicier?
If you love a spicy walking taco casserole, then add additional spices like chili powder, cayenne pepper, or diced jalapeños to the beef mixture.

Can I Make This Casserole Ahead Of Time?
Yes, you can prepare the casserole in advance and refrigerate it overnight. When required, bake it according to the instructions and serve.

What Side Dishes Go Well With Walking Taco Casserole?
Green salad, Mexican rice, and some tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole are the perfect side dish for Walking Taco Casserole. You can also try my Spinach Arugula Salad and Southwest Corn Salad.

How Did Walking Taco Casserole Get Its Name?
The name "Walking Taco" originated from the idea that it can be served in a bag, similar to portable street food. You can enjoy it while walking; that's why it is called Walking Taco Casserole.
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Walking Taco Casserole Recipe

⏱️Cook Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

🥘Ingredients

  • Ground Beef - 1 pound
  • Onion (chopped) - 1
  • Bell Pepper (chopped) - 1
  • Cloves Garlic (chopped) - 2
  • Taco Seasoning - 1 packet
  • Black Beans (drained and rinsed) - 1 can
  • Tomatoes (chopped) - 1 can
  • Corn (drained) - 1 can
  • Fritos Corn Chips - 1 cup
  • Cream Cheese - 1 cup
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese - 1 cup 
  • Sour Cream - 1 cup
  • Black Olives (sliced) - 1/2 cup
  • Fresh Cilantro (chopped) - 1/4 cup

📝Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Take a skillet, put ground beef in it, and cook over medium heat until it turns brown.
  3. Now add the chopped onion, bell pepper, and chopped garlic to the skillet. Keep cooking and sauté until the vegetables are softened.
  4. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the beef and vegetables. Mix all the ingredients to combine them well.
  5. Now add the black beans, chopped tomatoes, corn, and cream cheese to the skillet.
  6. Mix everything together and sauté it for a few minutes until the cream cheese melts completely.
  7. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  8. Now add the corn chips on top of the mixture. Then place cheddar cheese on corn chips.
  9. Place the skillet again in the oven and cook it for 20- 25 minutes.
  10. Now remove the skillet from the oven. Your Walking Taco Casserole Recipe is ready.

📝Recipe Notes

  1. You can try different cheeses such as Monterey Jack and pepper jack to enhance the taste and flavor.
  2. You can use tortilla chips instead of cord chips for extra crunch and flavor.
  3. Experiment with different toppings like guacamole, salsa, or a drizzle of lime crema. You are free to customize the walking taco casserole according to your taste.

🔍Nutrition

Calories: 750kcalProtein: 30gCarbohydrates: 66gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 1152mgPotassium: 620mgFiber: 7gSugar: 13gIron: 3mg

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