Walking Taco Casserole

5 from 4 reviews

This walking taco casserole takes just 25 minutes from start to finish and comes together all in one pan for a tasty alternative to your classic taco Tuesday family dinner! It's loaded with all your favorite taco flavors and a signature homemade seasoning blend!




  • sliced green onion
  • sliced jalapeno
  • sour cream
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • taco sauce
  • sliced black olives


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. 
  3. Add onion along with a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently for 4 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, dried oregano, and a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently for 30 seconds or so.
  5. Add raw ground beef and cook, crumbling with a spatula until cooked through.
  6. Stir in salsa and black beans
  7. Cover taco meat with cheese and bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Add a layer of Fritos, then a layer of lettuce, then a layer of tomatoes.
  9. Garnish with sour cream and sliced jalapeno  and enjoy!



  • Depending on what percentage of fat is in the ground beef you use, you may end up with a bit of excess grease at the bottom of the casserole. Using a lean ground beef will mean less grease overall, but keep in mind that fat equals flavor! I prefer to use an 80/20 ground beef for maximum flavor, and then use a slotted spoon to drain the excess grease. Also, remember fat doesn't make you fat and it's not the enemy!
  • Feel free to switch up the ingredients you use in this taco casserole recipe! You could add corn, use ground turkey instead of beef, or garnish with sliced green onions! Use what you've got in the pantry or fridge!


Keywords: walking taco casserole, Frito pie, taco hot dish