Walking Taco Casserole


1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
1 can (16 oz) refried beans
1 bag (10 oz) tortilla chips, crushed
2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, sour cream, chopped cilantro, sliced jalapeños

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and onion over medium heat until the beef is browned and the onion is softened. Drain any excess grease.
Stir in the taco seasoning and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Spread the refried beans evenly in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Layer with half of the crushed tortilla chips, followed by half of the beef mixture and half of the shredded cheese. Repeat layers.
Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve hot, topped with your favorite optional toppings.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Calories: Approximately 450 per serving

FAQ: Can I make this casserole ahead of time?
Yes! You can assemble the casserole up to 24 hours in advance and store it covered in the refrigerator. Simply bake it when you’re ready to serve.

Conclusion: Treat your taste buds to a fiesta of flavors with this irresistible Walking Taco Casserole. It’s sure to become a family favorite!

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