• February 23, 2022

BJ Brinker’s Home Cooking: Walking Taco Casserole

 If you like walking tacos, you are going to love this.  Easy and quick to make.


(serves 6)


*1 1/2 pounds ground beef

*1 green bell pepper, chopped

*1 red bell pepper, chopped

*1 yellow onion, chopped

*3-4 garlic cloves, minced

*1 teaspoon cumin

*1/2 teaspoon chili powder

*1 teaspoon salt

*1 teaspoon ground black pepper

*1 teaspoon ground oregano 

*1 (ounce) taco seasoning packet

*1/2 cup water or beef stock

*1 (ounce) bag of frito’s corn chips

*3 tablespoons butter

*1 cup heavy cream

*2 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

*cilantro, chopped (optional)

Toppings (all are optional)

*shredded lettuce

*diced tomatoes

*sour cream

*green onion tops, chopped

*fresh cilantro

*jalapeño pepper, sliced

*cheddar cheese, shredded



~In a large skillet, add ground beef, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, onions, garlic, cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt & pepper.

~Cook over medium-high heat until ground beef is no longer pink.

~Drain any excess grease.

~Add taco seasoning and water to beef mixture.

~Cook over medium-low heat for another 5-10 minutes.

~Remove from heat.

~In a medium saucepan, heat out butter and heavy cream.

~Add 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese, and stir until melted.

~Remove from heat and set aside.

~Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

~Layer half of the corn chips along the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

~Add ground beef mixture evenly over corn chips.

~Drizzle cheese mixture over ground beef.

~Add some cilantro over top (optional).

~Sprinkle remaining corn chips.

~Cover with aluminum and bake for 15-20 minutes.

~Bake uncovered for 10 minutes. 

~Serve with desired toppings.