Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole

Craving tacos, and you have all the ingredients except the shells? No problem! This hearty meal tastes just like tacos and is equally as easy…plus it puts to good use those broken tortilla chips at the bottom of the bag.

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lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
can (15 to 16 oz) spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained
cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
cups coarsely broken tortilla chips
cup sour cream
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
Whole tortilla chips, shredded lettuce and additional salsa, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in beans and 1 cup salsa. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  2. In ungreased 2-quart casserole, place broken tortilla chips. Top with beef mixture. Spread with sour cream. Sprinkle with onions, tomato and cheese.
  3. Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Arrange whole tortilla chips around edge of casserole. Serve with lettuce and salsa.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Recipe Variation Lighter Taco Casserole: For 13 grams of fat and 345 calories per serving, substitute ground turkey breast for the ground beef; use reduced-fat sour cream and reduced-fat Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (About 1 1/4 Cups))
  • Calories 710
    • (Calories from Fat 370),
  • Total Fat 41g
    • (Saturated Fat 17g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 130mg;
  • Sodium 1540mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 49g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 37g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 3 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;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.