Beef Dorito Casserole

Welcome to our kitchen, where we bring comfort and flavor to every meal! Today, we’re excited to share a recipe that combines the heartiness of beef, the crunchiness of Doritos, and the zestiness of taco seasoning to create a dish that’s sure to become a family favorite. Introducing the Beef Dorito Casserole—a cheesy, savory, and utterly satisfying dish that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Large skillet
  • 9×13 inch baking dish
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Oven

The Key Ingredients

Ground Beef

Ground beef forms the hearty base of this casserole. It’s a versatile ingredient that absorbs the flavors of the taco seasoning beautifully, providing a rich and satisfying taste.

Taco Seasoning

A packet of taco seasoning brings all the essential flavors of a classic taco into the casserole. It’s a quick and easy way to add a punch of flavor without needing to measure out multiple spices.

Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies

This canned ingredient adds a tangy and slightly spicy element to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile.

Corn and Black Beans

Corn adds sweetness and texture, while black beans bring a creamy, protein-packed element to the casserole.

Sour Cream

Sour cream adds creaminess and a slight tang that balances the richness of the cheese and beef.

Cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheeses

These cheeses melt beautifully, creating a gooey, cheesy layer that’s irresistible.

Nacho Cheese Doritos

The star of the show! Crushed Doritos add a crunchy texture and a burst of nacho cheese flavor that makes this casserole unique.

Green Onions, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt, and Pepper

These seasonings enhance the overall flavor, making every bite deliciously savory.

Recipe Directions

Step 1: Preheat and Prepare

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish to ensure your casserole doesn’t stick.

Step 2: Cook the Beef

In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until browned. Drain any excess fat to keep the casserole from becoming too greasy.

Step 3: Add Seasonings and Mix

Add the taco seasoning to the beef according to the package instructions. Stir in the diced tomatoes with green chilies, corn, black beans, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to combine all the flavors.

Step 4: Layer the Casserole

In the prepared baking dish, layer half of the crushed Doritos, followed by the beef mixture. Sprinkle half of the cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses over the beef mixture. Repeat the layers with the remaining crushed Doritos and the rest of the cheese.

Step 5: Bake

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Step 6: Garnish and Serve

Garnish with chopped green onions before serving to add a fresh, vibrant touch.

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