Walking Taco Casserole


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can of corn – drained (15.25 oz.)
  • 1 C “restaurant-style” salsa
  • 2 C Mexican Cheese blend
  • 1 packet cream cheese
  • 1 can black beans – drained and rinsed (15 oz.)
  • 2 C Fritos Corn chips


  • 1 C sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 C Black Olives
  • 1 C shredded lettuce (Hosta, Stinging Nettle or Lamb’s Quarters leaves can be substituted)
  • 1 scallion – sliced (optional)
  • 1/4 C sour cream (optional)



  1.  Preheat oven to 375 F or build a nice fire with lots of hot coals
  2.  Add 1 T  Olive Oil, 1 chopped yellow onion, and the 1 lb. of ground beef to skillet and place over medium heat.
  3.  Continuously mix ingredients while heating ground beef until browned.
  4.  Add taco seasonings, salsa, and crean cheese to skillet and continue to stir.
  5.  Add black beans and corn and continue to stir
  6.  Put entire mixture in a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish (or foil pan if making it over hot coals)
  7. Sprinkle Fritos corn ships on top of mixture
  8. Sprinkle Mexican Cheese on top of Fritos chips
  9. Put casserole dish in oven for 10 minutes (or cover foil container with heavy duty foil, place on grate over hot coals and place a few coals on top of the foil top to heat the top to melt the cheese)
  10.  Remove from heat
  11.  Add the 1 C  lettuce on top, ther 1 C of sliced cherry tomatoes and the Black olives.