Beef and Bean Tortilla Bake

Beef and Bean Tortilla Bake Recipe

Dig in to dinner in less than an hour, when this tasty taco casserole is on the menu. By Betty Crocker Kitchens
Prep 20 Minutes
Total 50 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 can (15 to 16 oz) pinto beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 envelope (1 oz) Old El Paso™ 40%-less-sodium taco seasoning mix
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (3 oz)
  • 3 spinach-flavor flour tortillas (8 inch), cut in half, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in black beans, pinto beans, tomatoes, taco seasoning mix and water. Cook 2 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  2. In 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish, spread 2 cups of the beef mixture. Top with half of the tortilla strips. Spoon half of the remaining beef mixture over tortilla strips. Add remaining tortilla strips; top with remaining beef mixture.
  3. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Cut into squares.

Expert Tips

  • Top this Tex-Mex casserole with your favorite taco toppings: sour cream, tomato, guacamole and/or salsa.


Calories410(Calories from Fat80),Total Fat9g(Saturated Fat3 1/2g,Trans Fat1/2g),Cholesterol45mgSodium910mgTotal Carbohydrate56g(Dietary Fiber13g Sugars8g),Protein35g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A20%;Vitamin C10%;Calcium25%;Iron35%; Exchanges:3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:3 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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