Beef and Bean Taco Casserole

Your family will dig into a hot-from-the-oven casserole that combines tasty taco ingredients in one dish.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 5

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
  • 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.
  • 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
    24%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    1720mg
    1720%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    44g
    44%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    29g
    29%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    35%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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