Easy Taco Casserole

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


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