Potatoes Rancheros Casserole

Potatoes Rancheros Casserole

Crunchy tortilla chips, taco-flavored cheese and seasoned ground beef bring the flavors of the Southwest to your table.

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pound lean ground beef
box (4.7 oz) Betty Crocker® au gratin potatoes
2 1/4
cups boiling water
cup milk
cup shredded taco-seasoned or Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Cook beef in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir together Potatoes, Sauce Mix, boiling water and milk in ungreased 2-quart casserole. Stir in beef and 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  3. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Sprinkle chips over casserole; sprinkle remaining cheese over chips. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 2 minutes before serving.
Makes 5 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Do-Ahead Tip
If you're really a planner, consider cooking up several pounds of beef ahead of time and freezing it in resealable plastic bags in 1/2-pound (1-cup) batches. Then you’ll have it on hand for yummy dishes like this!
Serve With
If your family loves salsa, serve it with this Mexican-style casserole.
Replace taco-seasoned cheese with pizza-seasoned cheese and use crushed crisp breadsticks instead of the tortilla chips. Sprinkle hot casserole with sliced ripe olives, and you have Pizza Potatoes Casserole!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 330
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 750mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 16g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.