Beef Tortilla Taco Casserole

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ 25% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 3/4 cups thick & chunky salsa
  • 1 package (12 oz) frozen whole kernel sweet corn
  • 6 tortillas from 1 package (8.2 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Soft Tacos and Fajitas (10 Count)
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)

Steps

  • 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 taco seasoning mix, water and bell pepper strips. Simmer 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Stir in salsa and corn.
  • 2
    Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Cut tortillas in half; place 6 tortilla halves in bottom of baking dish.
  • 3
    Top with half of beef mixture (about 3 1/2 cups). Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of the cheese and remaining tortilla halves. Top with remaining beef mixture and cheese.
  • 4
    Spray piece of foil large enough to cover baking dish with cooking spray. Cover baking dish with foil sprayed side down. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
  • 5
    To Make Ahead: Wrap foil-covered casserole in double layer of plastic wrap; label and freeze up to 3 months. To thaw and bake: Thaw overnight or until completely thawed in refrigerator. Remove plastic wrap. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is hot (165°F) and cheese is melted. To bake from freezer (no thawing): Heat oven to 350°F. Remove plastic. Bake 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes or until center is hot (165°F) and cheese is melted.

  • If your Beef Tortilla Taco Casserole is destined for a potluck, make, bake and freeze it in a 13x9-inch foil pan.
  • To add a little tang and complement the richness of this dish, tear up a bunch of fresh cilantro, sprinkle it on each serving and set out a bowl of sour cream or fresh lime wedges.
  • Looking to lighten up this dish? Sub in ground turkey or chicken for the beef — they’re leaner but just as substantial and satisfying.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
990mg
41%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
5g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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