Layered Mexican Casserole

Dig into family-pleasing casserole packed with ground beef, tortillas, refried beans and rice. Olé!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
jar (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
8
corn tortillas (6 inch)
1
can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ refried beans
1 1/2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (6 oz)
1
can (15 oz) Spanish rice
1
cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 1 cup of the salsa; heat about 2 minutes or until hot.
  • 2 Line baking dish with 4 tortillas, overlapping to fit. In medium bowl, stir together refried beans and remaining salsa; spoon over tortillas, and spread evenly. Top with half of the meat mixture and 3/4 cup of the cheese. Layer 4 more tortillas over cheese. Spoon and spread Spanish rice over tortillas. Top with remaining meat mixture and cheese. Top with tortilla chips.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until hot in center and bubbling along sides.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 1 cup of the salsa; heat about 2 minutes or until hot.
  • 2 Line baking dish with 4 tortillas, overlapping to fit. In medium bowl, stir together refried beans and remaining salsa; spoon over tortillas, and spread evenly. Top with half of the meat mixture and 3/4 cup of the cheese. Layer 4 more tortillas over cheese. Spoon and spread Spanish rice over tortillas. Top with remaining meat mixture and cheese. Top with tortilla chips.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until hot in center and bubbling along sides.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Look for cans of Spanish rice in the section with Mexican/Hispanic items. If canned Spanish rice is not available, cook an envelope of Spanish rice mix and use about 1 3/4 cups of the rice.

Serve this hearty Tex-Mex casserole with your favorite taco toppers--shredded lettuce, chopped tomato or avocado, sour cream or taco sauce.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
1150mg
1150%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 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; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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