My first crack at Dorito Casserole

If you’re looking for a healthy recipe, this ain’t it.

If you’re looking for a quick meal that is greasy, cheesy heaven in your mouth, this recipe is for you.

If you got kids they can help with this one too.

I’m not going to inundate you with an elaborate back story.

It was my turn to cook and we decided to try this because we kept buying Doritos Locos Tacos from Taco Bell.

So here’s what you’ll need.

  • A casserole dish
  • Ground beef
  • Cooking oil
  • Family size Doritos
  • Shredded cheese, doesn’t really matter what kind.
  • A packet of Taco Bell taco seasoning
  • A can of tomato sauce
  • Cream of mushroom soup (trust me on this it binds your taco meat)
  • Garnish with sour cream and possibly other taco toppings.

Pre heat your oven to 400.

Put a pan on the stove at medium heat (or medium high depending on your stove and pan) add your cooking oil.

You know your pan is hot enough when the oil kind of spreads on the bottom. Swirl the pan to coat the bottom.

Brown your ground beef.

Add the tomato sauce, cream of mushroom, and the taco packet, mix well let it kind of bubble. Remove from heat.

If you have kids they’ll probably love to help you with this part. Start crushing them Doritos.

I added Doritos first as a bottom layer.

Then the meat layer. Add some of the cheese. Some more Doritos.

If you have left over ground beef, do ground beef, cheese, then top it off with Doritos and cheese.

Modification: if you don’t want to do layers, put the meat in the bottom, put on the Doritos, and then the cheese.

For this part you can’t wander too far from the oven because it won’t take long for everything to bake and melt, about 10-15 minutes.

Don’t forget your oven mitts, set that thing on the stove.

Add toppings or don’t, but it’s time for a mouth full of greasy cheesy joy.

Until next time.

Classically,

Angela

Author: Angela Ruiz

I’m an amateur blogger trying to find my way in the world. As a Master of Music Education and 6 years of teaching orchestra my life is heading in a new direction. As an entrepreneur and violinist, I’m exploring this new normal.