Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Walking Taco Casserole....cheesy melty goodness!

     So the other day I pinned a picture on Pinterest of "Walking Taco Casserole". HOWEVER, it was just a user uploaded picture. UGH!  There wasn't a link to follow to grab a recipe. So I decided to create this and it fits the bill. It is so yummy!
     I served my casserole over lettuce and topped it with some salsa. You could also do sour cream, guacamole, or whatever your favorite taco toppings happen to be.

Walking Taco Casserole

1 lb Ground chicken, beef or turkey
1 small onion sliced
1/2 Can of Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chillies)
1 Packet of Taco seasoning
1 Bag of Frito Corn Chips
1 Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1 Can Enchilada Sauce (10 oz)
2 oz. Cream Cheese
2 C. Shredded Cheese

In a skillet brown the meat and onion. Add the Rotel and taco seasoning. Simmer until any liquid is evaporated. Add black beans and cream cheese. Turn off the heat and stir in the cream cheese until melted and combined. Stir in the enchilada sauce.

Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Dump 1/2 of the bag of Fritos into the bottom of the pan. Top with 1/2 of the meat mixture and 1/2 of the shredded cheese. Repeat the layer Chips, meat, cheese.

Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through.
Brown the meat and onions. I used ground chicken.
When it is time....shut off the heat before adding the cream cheese. Once it is melted into the meat mixture, add the enchilada sauce.
Layer 1: 1/2 the bag of fritos (get the skinny kind, NOT the scoops)

Layer 2 :Meat Mixture
Layer 3: 1/2 of the cheese
Repeat the Layers
Layer 4: Chips
Layer 5: Meat
Layer 6: Cheese
Bake at 325 for 20 minutes

This recipe is so yummy. It is one of my new favorites!


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