Beef and Bean Taco Casserole

Beef and Bean Taco Casserole

Try this easy casserole that combines tasty taco ingredients in one dish! Get a head start by using thawed Make-Ahead Mexican Ground Beef in place of the ground beef and taco seasoning mix.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

5

servings

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
can (16 oz) Old El Paso® refried beans
1
jar (16 oz) Old El Paso® Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso® 40% less-sodium taco seasoning mix
2 1/2
cups coarsely broken tortilla chips
1/2
medium green bell pepper, chopped (3/4 cup)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
2
medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup sliced ripe olives
1
cup shredded lettuce
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in refried beans, salsa and taco seasoning mix. Reduce heat to medium. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  2. In ungreased 2-quart casserole, place 2 cups of the broken tortilla chips. Top evenly with beef mixture. Sprinkle with bell pepper, onions, 1 cup of the tomato, the cheese and olives.
  3. Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted. Top baked casserole with lettuce, remaining 1/2 cup tomato and remaining 1/2 cup tortilla chips.
Makes 5 servings (1 1/2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
This is an easy recipe to take and bake. Just save the toppings to take and serve with the hot casserole.
Tip
In place of the Cheddar cheese, try using a taco-flavored cheese.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups))
  • Calories 510
    • (Calories from Fat 220),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 1720mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.