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.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
can (15 to 16 oz) spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
2
cups coarsely broken tortilla chips
3/4
cup sour cream
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1
medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (About 1 1/4 Cups)
Calories
710
(
Calories from Fat
370),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
41g
41%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
130mg
130%;
Sodium
1540mg
1540%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
37g
37%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
35%;
Exchanges:
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.