Confetti Taco Chili for 16

Confetti Taco Chili for 16

Chili-cheese-flavored corn chips dot the top of this seasoned chili that can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen.
  • Total Time 40 Minutes
  • Prep Time 40 Minutes
  • Servings
  • Ingredients 9


  • 3 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 2 cups chopped onions (4 medium)
  • 2 packages (1 oz each) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 4 cans (15.5 oz each) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) tomato sauce
  • 1 bag (1 lb) frozen whole kernel corn, if desired
  • 4 cans (15.5 oz each) southwestern black beans with cumin and chili spices, undrained
  • 4 cups chili cheese-flavored corn chips (about 7 oz)
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)


Step 1 In 8-quart Dutch oven, cook beef and onions over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix, tomatoes, tomato sauce and corn. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until corn is tender.

Step 2 Stir in beans; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated and flavors are blended.

Step 3 Spoon 6 cups of the chili into each of four 6-cup freezer/microwavable containers. Cool 30 to 45 minutes. Cover; refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 2 months.

Step 4 Thaw 1 container of chili in refrigerator for 48 hours, or uncover and thaw in microwave on Defrost 30 to 40 minutes.

Step 5 To heat refrigerated or thawed chili, cover loosely and microwave on High 6 to 8 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring once or twice. Spoon into 4 individual serving bowls. Sprinkle each serving with about 1/4 cup chips and 2 tablespoons cheese.


Calories505(Calories from Fat180),Total Fat20g(Saturated Fat7g,),Cholesterol65mgSodium1430mgTotal Carbohydrate57g(Dietary Fiber10g Sugars15g),Protein34g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A26%;Vitamin C20%;Calcium20%;Iron34%; Exchanges:2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Don’t have the tomatoes with green chiles? Use 4 (15.5-oz) cans tomatoes and 2 (4.5-oz) cans Old El Paso® chopped green chiles instead.
To reduce sodium in each serving by about 380 milligrams, use reduced-sodium taco seasoning and tomato sauce. You can also omit the corn chips and lower the sodium an additional 70 milligrams.