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Dorito Casserole

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A delicious dinner that comes together in under an hour, this easy, cheesy dorito casserole with beef will be a hit with your family.
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  1. DORITO CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS DORITO CASSEROLE RECIPE
  3. STORAGE
  4. MORE RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
  5. JUMP TO RECIPE

Looking for an easy delicious dinner? Happen to have an unopened bag of nacho cheese doritos in the pantry? This easy Dorito casserole with beef will become an instant family favorite. It’s classic comfort food with cheesy, flavorful layers. It comes together quickly and has all of your favorite taco fixings, plus crunchy cheesy Dorito chips. 

This recipe is a perfect stand alone dish, but if you’re looking to fill your plate a little more, pair it with Mexican Corn Salad, or an Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

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Hamburger Casserole | Cowboy Casserole | Lasagna Casserole


DORITO CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • Half of a yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 12-ounce bag frozen corn
  • 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies, NOT drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups finely crushed Doritos
  • 1 cup loosely crushed Doritos
  • 3 cups Mexican blend cheese
  • Sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, avocado, sour cream for garnish (optional)

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Black beans: Want to add another layer of flavor? Black Beans are a great addition to this recipe. Add one cup of canned black beans alongside corn and tomatoes. 

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HOW TO MAKE THIS DORITO CASSEROLE RECIPE

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

STEP TWO: Spray 9×13 dish with nonstick spray.

STEP THREE: Gently crush the chips, set them aside. Two cups should be crushed fine, more like bread crumbs and one cup should be larger chunks, to be spread on top at the end.

PRO TIP: Put doritos in a Ziploc gallon bag and smash with hands

STEP FOUR: In a large skillet cook the ground beef and onions. Drain any extra grease.

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STEP FIVE: Add the garlic and cook for one minute.

STEP SIX: Add the frozen corn, taco seasoning, tomatoes with chiles, and two cups of finely crushed chips.

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STEP SEVEN: Remove from heat. Stir in the sour cream and two cups of cheese.

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STEP EIGHT: Pour into greased casserole dish and place in oven. Bake 5 minutes, until warmed through.

STEP NINE: Add one cup of cheese on top, then one cup of loosely crushed Doritos and bake another five minutes until cheese is melted.

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STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store covered in fridge for up to two days. 

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This dorito casserole recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Enjoy warm cheesy comfort food that has delicious beef flavored with your favorite taco seasoning. A quick 10 minute bake in the oven and you’ve got yourself a delicious taco casserole with doritos, perfect for Taco Tuesday or any day of the week. 

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Dorito Casserole

5 from 3 votes
A delicious dinner that comes together in under an hour, this easy, cheesy dorito casserole with beef will be a hit with your family.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • half yellow onion diced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 12 oz frozen corn
  • 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies NOT drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups Doritos finely crushed
  • 1 cup Doritos loosely cushed
  • 3 cups mexican blend cheese
  • Sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, avocado, sour cream for garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 9×13 dish with nonstick spray.
  • Gently crush the chips, set aside. Two cups should be crushed fine, more like bread crumbs and one cup should be larger chunks, to be spread on top at the end.
    TIP: I put them in a Ziploc gallon bag and smooshed with my hands.
  • In a large skillet cook the ground beef and onions. Drain any extra grease.
  • Add the garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Add the frozen corn, taco seasoning, tomatoes with chiles, and two cups of finely crushed chips. (I added black beans here, too)
  • Remove from heat. Stir in the sour cream two cups of cheese.
  • Pour into greased casserole dish and place in oven. Bake 5 minutes, until warmed through.
  • Add one cup of cheese on top, then one cup of loosely crushed Doritos and bake another five minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 596kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 991mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 949IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 618mg | Iron: 3mg
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