The Best Walking Taco Casserole Recipe In Virginia
December 7, 2023
Ashburn, VA: It was my son’s wedding day and I never thought I’d be so happy to see a man in a wedding dress.
Ever since my son was 5, he liked to play practical jokes on me. As he got older, the jokes got more elaborate. Much like his father, his jokes were mostly corny, yet still kinda cute.
For example, I remember a joke he pulled when he was 16. He ran into my room in a state of pure panic. He yelled “Mom! There is water coming from the laundry room. It looks like it started at the washer!” My heart sank to my stomach because we had just got done paying for an expensive leak problem in our bathroom. I literally could not afford another leak issue. I jumped up and dashed over to the laundry room. Below is a picture of what I saw…
That is one example of the many jokes he’s played on me throughout the years. So when he told his father and me that he wanted to get married, I saw an opportunity for payback.
I called his childhood best friend. From peewee to college, they’ve played on the same football teams and are as thick as thieves. I told his best friend my idea. To my surprise, he thought it was great and agreed to help me. Below is a video of the joke we played.
WARNING: To truly appreciate this video, have your sound turned up and watch it to the end. This may be the best 60 seconds of your day, I promise!
Y’all, sometimes when I am having a bad day, I just pull this video up and watch it a few times. My son’s laughter is contagious, and his best friend’s boob adjustment at the end is priceless. I hope this video brightens your day the way it brightens mine.
My son, his best friend and my husband just LOVE the dish I am about to share with you. I’ve made this dish more times than I can count. It’s easy and it’s always a hit. I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we do. Have a good one!
- 1 1⁄2 pounds Ground Beef
- 1⁄3 large Onion, chopped
- 1 Tbsp of Bald Buck Seasoning
- 1 can Green Chilies, small can
- 1 15 ounce can Enchilada Sauce
- 2 ounces Cream Cheese
- 1 bag Fritos Corn Chips (can be substituted with your favorite chips)
- 1 bag Shredded Cheese
- 3⁄4 cup Lettuce, shredded
- 1⁄2 cup Tomato, fresh, diced
- 16 ounces Salsa8 ounces Sour Cream
- Add Bald Buck Seasoning to your ground beef. Mix it in.
- Place ground beef and onion into a medium sized pan.
- On medium heat, brown your ground beef and onion.
- Add green chilies, enchilada sauce, and cream cheese.
- In a 9×13 pan, repeat layers as follows: Fritos chips (2-4 cups or more depending on taste), meat mixture & shredded cheese.
- Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
- Top individual servings with lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream as desired.
- Chips: You can replace the Fritos with your chip of choice. In my experience, the best options are nacho chees Doritos or tortilla chips.
- Walking Taco: A “walking taco” is usually a bag of opened chips, with meat, cheese, salsa, shredded lettuce, sour cream, etc. Years ago, I took that concept and made it a casserole. It was a hit.
- Bald Buck Seasoning: This seasoning is one of my favorite secrets! BBQ Pitmasters use it for their meat, but I learned it makes for one hell of a seasoned salt. Try it in this dish but more importantly, experiment with it as the salt in your other dishes. It adds this fantastic and unique flavor, but nobody can put their finger on what that flavor is. There are reviews about it on YouTube but below is the best video.