Easy Taco Casserole

Easy Taco Casserole

A bed of tortilla chips holds taco-seasoned meat, beans and cheese in this easy-to-make, easy-to-bake pleaser.
  • 20 Minutes Prep
    50 Minutes Total
  • 5 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 can (15 to 16 oz) chili beans in sauce, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ 40% less sodium taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cups coarsely broken tortilla chips
  • 8 medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
  • Additional tortilla chips, if desired

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in beans, tomato sauce and taco seasoning mix. Reduce heat to medium; heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  2. In ungreased 1 1/2- to 2-quart casserole, place tortilla chips. Top evenly with beef mixture. Sprinkle with onions, tomato and cheese.
  3. Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Arrange additional tortilla chips around edge of casserole.

Expert Tips

  • This casserole can be assembled the day before and refrigerated. Slightly longer bake time may be needed to heat thoroughly.

Nutrition

Calories520(Calories from Fat230),Total Fat26g(Saturated Fat10g,Trans Fat1g),Cholesterol80mgSodium1610mgTotal Carbohydrate43g(Dietary Fiber6g Sugars6g),Protein29g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A20%;Vitamin C15%;Calcium20%;Iron30%; Exchanges:2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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