Cheesy Tomato-Beef Bake

Imagine a warm sandwich you eat with a fork. It's filled with everything you'd expect in a burger with the works.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 10

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
teaspoon chili powder
1
cup sour cream
2/3
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
2
tablespoons finely chopped onion
2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1/2
cup cold water
2
to 3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
3/4
cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and chili powder over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Set aside.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise, cheese and onion; set aside.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix and cold water with fork until soft dough forms. Using fingers dipped in Bisquick mix, press dough in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of pan. Layer beef, tomatoes and bell pepper on dough. Spoon sour cream mixture over top; spread evenly over vegetables to cover.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until edges of dough are light brown.

Expert Tips

This recipe can easily be cut in half to serve five. Use an 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish and bake as directed.

For a chicken version of this Mexican bake, use 2 cups diced cooked chicken in place of the ground beef. You can omit step 2 and just toss the chicken with the chili powder.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
530mg
530%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.