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Walking Taco Bake

Tacos are one of the most popular dishes because it is so easy to eat and the combinations are endless. A Walking Taco Bake is similar to a taco casserole and simply means you can take it anywhere with you. A perfect dish if you are entertaining guests and bursting with flavor. Layers of flavors and texture make for a perfect Taco night meal or to bring to a get-together. Who doesn’t love Tacos?

Walking Taco Bake

What other types of meat can you use?

Instead of using ground beef, you can always change it out for ground turkey for a more gamey taste or shredded chicken. Shredded chicken works so well with all the other ingredients as it is another main meat used in tacos. We have also seen shrimp or blackened salmon added. Just research cooking tips if you use any type of seafood as it cooks a lot faster than beef, chicken, or turkey.

Walking Taco Bake

Can you give me tips for sides that can complement the flavors?

As we have mentioned previously, tacos are endless. Some of the sides we recommended are refried or black beans. You can pour these right on top to bake everything together or serve them on the side. If you want a cool and creamy topping, you can add fresh Avocado or pre-made guacamole. This can be dolloped on top or served on the side. Do not bake it together as the avocado is fragile and will turn brown once it heats up.

Walking Taco Bake

Grocery List for Walking Taco Bake

1 lb Ground Beef

1 package of Taco Seasoning

We prefer Taco Bell Seasoning but you can use any packets available at your local grocery stores.

⅔ Cup Water

1 Large bag of Chili Cheese Fritos

You can use plain Fritos as well

½ Can Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup

¼ Cup Whole Milk

1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded

You always want to use shredded cheese with any taco meal so it melts quickly

Picture of Ingredients:

Let’s get baking! How to make Walking Taco Bake?

Step 1: In a large pot, melt some butter and add ground beef. Stir occasionally until all meat is browned.

Always drain excess grease from cooked Ground Beef

Step 2: Add in water and taco seasoning. Stir to combine

Step 3: Simmer on low heat for around 5 minutes or until the liquid gets absorbed into the meat.

Step 4: In an 8×8 baking dish, layer your Chili Cheese Fritos on the bottom in an even layer

Step 5: Top with your seasoned meat

Step 6: In a saucepan, heat the cheddar cheese soup and milk together over low heat

Step 7: Once the soup mix is warm, pour over top of the meat

Step 8: Sprinkle the mozzarella evenly over the cheese and place it in your preheated oven, 350 degrees. Cook for 12-14 minutes.

Step 9: Remove from the oven, scoop onto a plate and ENJOY!

Walking Taco Bake

How can you serve this dish?

As with traditional tacos, there are so many ways this can be served. You can serve in a casserole dish or for a fun little trick, use small Fritos bags and pour the mixture back into them for a more mobile way to enjoy! This dish can even be scooped into a burrito or taco shell as well. The possibilities are endless and you can get as creative as you want!

Walking Taco Bake

However you decide to make these and serve, just know it is going to wow your family and friends. Taco Tuesday will never be the same with this delicious and fun recipe. Great for kids and adults alike. Let us know in the comment section below how you decide to recreate this recipe!

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Walking Taco Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 6
4.55 from 11 votes

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 package of Taco Seasoning, We prefer Taco Bell Seasoning but you can use any packets available at your local grocery stores.
  • Cup Water
  • 1 Large bag of Chili Cheese Fritos, You can use plain Fritos as well
  • ½ Can Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • ¼ Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded (You always want to use shredded cheese with any taco meal so it melts quickly)

Instructions

  • In a large pot, melt some butter and add ground beef. Stir occasionally until all meat is browned. Always drain excess grease from cooked Ground Beef
  • Add in water and taco seasoning. Stir to combine
  • Simmer on low heat for around 5 minutes or until the liquid gets absorbed into the meat.
  • In an 8x8 baking dish, layer your Chili Cheese Fritos on the bottom in an even layer
  • Top with your seasoned meat
  • In a saucepan, heat the cheddar cheese soup and milk together over low heat
  • Once the soup mix is warm, pour over top of the meat
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella evenly over the cheese and place it in your preheated oven, 350 degrees. Cook for 12-14 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, scoop onto a plate and ENJOY!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 502mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
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