Walking Taco Bake is a fun and delicious dish that combines the flavors of traditional walking tacos with the heartiness of a baked casserole. Here’s a step-by-step recipe to prepare Walking Taco Bake:
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning mix
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup crushed tortilla chips
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1/2 cup sliced black olives (optional)
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until it’s browned and cooked through. Break it into crumbles as it cooks.
- Drain any excess grease from the beef, then add the taco seasoning mix and follow the instructions on the packet to prepare the meat.
- Stir in the black beans and salsa, and let the mixture simmer for a few minutes until everything is well combined and heated through.
- In a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, spread half of the crushed tortilla chips evenly at the bottom.
- Add the taco meat and bean mixture on top of the chips, spreading it out evenly.
- Sprinkle half of the shredded cheddar cheese over the meat layer.
- Add the rest of the crushed tortilla chips over the cheese layer.
- Top with the remaining shredded cheddar cheese.
- Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Once the Walking Taco Bake is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes.
- Garnish the casserole with dollops of sour cream, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sliced black olives (if using), and chopped green onions (if using).
- Serve the Walking Taco Bake while it’s still warm, and enjoy this delicious and hearty dish!
This recipe is customizable, so feel free to add other toppings or ingredients that you love in your tacos. You can also adjust the spiciness level by choosing mild or hot salsa and seasoning. Enjoy your Walking Taco Bake!