Night-Before Taco Bake

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

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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