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Beef and Bean Taco Casserole

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Beef and Bean Taco Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 5
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Your family will dig into a hot-from-the-oven casserole that combines tasty taco ingredients in one dish.

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

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    This is an easy recipe to take and bake. Just save the toppings to take and serve with the hot casserole.
  • tip 2
    In place of the Cheddar cheese, try using a taco-flavored cheese.

Nutrition Information

510 Calories, 24g Total Fat, 29g Protein, 44g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
220
Total Fat
24g
38%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
1720mg
72%
Potassium
710mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
7g
27%
Sugars
6g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

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