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Walking Taco Casserole

Walking Taco Casserole takes your favorite picnic food and turns it into a delicious casserole that is perfect for a family dinner.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef casserole
Servings: 6 people
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning or a 1 ounce packed from the grocery store
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes drained
  • 4 ounces green chiles drained
  • 15 ounces pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups corn chips
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup lettuce shredded


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat the olive oil.
  • Add the onion and green bell pepper and cook until softened, about four minutes.
  • Add in the ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Drain the fat from the pan and then stir in the taco seasoning.
  • To the prepared baking dish add the beef and vegetables, pinto beans, salsa, diced tomatoes, and diced chiles. Mix to combine and then spread to an even layer. Top with Fritos. Cover with cheese.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. Top with tomatoes, lettuce, and sour cream.