Walking Taco Casserole


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1 can (16 oz) refried beans
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag (1 oz) nacho cheese-flavored chips, crushed
  • Sour cream, diced tomatoes, chopped green onions, and sliced jalapeños for garnish


  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  1. Cook Ground Beef:
  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and chopped onion until the beef is browned and the onion is softened. Drain excess fat.
  1. Season with Taco Mix:
  • Add the taco seasoning and diced tomatoes with green chilies to the skillet. Stir to combine and cook according to the seasoning packet instructions.
  1. Layer Casserole:
  • In a 9×13-inch baking dish, spread the refried beans as the bottom layer. Top with the seasoned ground beef mixture.
  1. Add Salsa and Cheese:
  • Pour salsa over the beef layer and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  1. Crush Chips and Sprinkle:
  • Crush the nacho cheese-flavored chips and sprinkle them evenly over the cheese layer.
  1. Bake in the Oven:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Garnish the casserole with dollops of sour cream, diced tomatoes, chopped green onions, and sliced jalapeños.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve the Walking Taco Casserole hot. Scoop out portions and enjoy the flavors reminiscent of walking tacos in a convenient casserole form!

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