Night-Before Taco Bake

Fix it early and pop this Mexican casserole in the oven at dinnertime.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 4 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
cups frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry (from 16-oz bag)
1
can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® super sweet yellow and white corn
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
package (1.25 oz) Old El Paso™ 40% less-sodium taco seasoning mix
1
cup Old El Paso™ taco sauce
3
cups coarsely broken white corn chips (about 5 oz)
2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)

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  • 1 Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish and sheet of foil (large enough to cover dish) with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Stir in bell pepper and onion stir-fry, corn, chiles and taco seasoning mix. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until bell peppers and onions are tender. Stir in taco sauce. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Spoon half of beef mixture evenly in bottom of baking dish. Cover with 2 cups of the chips. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of the cheese over chips. Spoon remaining half of beef mixture evenly over cheese. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Top evenly with remaining 1 cup chips. Cover baking dish tightly with foil, sprayed side down. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 4 When ready to bake, heat oven to 375°F. Bake casserole covered 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until casserole is thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Cut into squares.
  • 1 Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish and sheet of foil (large enough to cover dish) with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Stir in bell pepper and onion stir-fry, corn, chiles and taco seasoning mix. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until bell peppers and onions are tender. Stir in taco sauce. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Spoon half of beef mixture evenly in bottom of baking dish. Cover with 2 cups of the chips. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of the cheese over chips. Spoon remaining half of beef mixture evenly over cheese. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Top evenly with remaining 1 cup chips. Cover baking dish tightly with foil, sprayed side down. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 4 When ready to bake, heat oven to 375°F. Bake casserole covered 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until casserole is thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Cut into squares.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
890mg
890%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.