BJ Brinker’s Home Cooking: Walking Taco Casserole
If you like walking tacos, you are going to love this. Easy and quick to make.
WALKING TACO CASSEROLE
*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)
*green onion tops, chopped
*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.