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Baked Nachos Grande

Yield 6 servings
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.


  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories (1/6 of recipe): 379
  • fat 8 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • sodium 1,219 mg
  • cholesterol 25 mg

How to Make It

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

    Heat oven to 400 degrees.

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

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

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

    Bake until cheese is melted, about 7 minutes.

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