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Beef and Bean Taco Casserole

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 5
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Tasty taco ingredients combine in this easy casserole topped with crunchy tortilla chips.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

This is an easy recipe to take and bake. Just save the toppings to take and serve with the hot casserole.

In place of the Cheddar cheese, try using a taco-flavored cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
38%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
1720mg
72%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
7g
27%
Sugars
6g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
25%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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