Baked Nachos Grande

A pleasing Tex-Mex specialty: "I'm a picky eater, but I'd eat this anytime!" says one kid tester, age 5. While the beef is browning, measure out the other ingredients. Serve with a pre-bagged salad.
6 servings


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1 pound 90% lean ground beef
15-oz can Mexican-style chili beans, undrained
11-oz can corn with diced red and green peppers, drained
Nonstick cooking spray
7-oz bag baked tortilla chips
1 cup mild salsa
1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese


Prep time: 1 minute
Cooking time: 14 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Brown beef in large skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Drain grease. Reduce heat to medium.

3. Stir in beans and corn and cook 2 minutes, or until hot.

4. Coat 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add chips to dish, then meat mixture, salsa, and cheese.

5. Bake until cheese is melted, about 7 minutes.

How kids can help: Add chips to dish; spoon on salsa; sprinkle on shredded cheese.

Created date

December 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories (1/6 of recipe): 379
Fat 8 g
Satfat 3 g
Sodium 1,219 mg
Cholesterol 25 mg