Dorito Taco Casserole

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Channeling my inner 90’s suburbia mom today. All jokes aside, this dish is a crowd pleaser (read: man and child pleaser).  It’s easy, delicious, and includes some vegetables! (See? Everybody wins.)

Dorito Taco Casserole

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • 1 regular bag Nacho Cheese Doritos, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 package Old El Paso taco seasoning
  • 16oz of cheese.  You can get as creative as you’d like here, or stick with the trusty old 1/2 cheddar, 1/2 mozza
  • 1/3 cup jalapeños (skip these if you don’t like spice, add more if you like it really spicy)
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 a head of lettuce, shredded

Instructions:

Heat oil in medium pan over medium heat, crumble ground beef into pan, brown off, stir in seasoning.  Drain fat.
Layer ingredients evenly in 9 x 13 pan in order listed above: crushed chips, meat, 2/3 of cheese, jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees F (176C) for 15 minutes.
(Yes, you bake the lettuce.  It’s only for 15 minutes, so it retains most of it’s crunchy-ness, and tastes delicious this way.) Serve with sour cream and salsa if desired, but I don’t find it necessary.
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Wine Pairing:  I’m not sure I would ever drink wine with this… it’s like wearing pearls to a monster truck event.  Stick with beer.
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