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Taco Bake

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield

8 servings (1 square each)

Jimmy Dean® turns this simple dish into a dinnertime favorite! This delicious Mexican casserole layered with tortilla chips, Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage, tomatoes and kidney beans will spice up any dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Hot Roll Sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans (14 ½ ounces each) diced tomatoes, un-drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pkg. (1 ¼ ounces) taco seasoning mix
  • 10 cups restaurant-style tortilla chips (10 ounces), coarsely broken
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro for serving (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook sausage and onion in large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 8-10 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Return sausage mixture to skillet.

  2. Add tomatoes, beans, water and seasoning mix; stir. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to MEDIUM-LOW; simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

  3. Place broken tortilla chips in lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with layers of 1 cup cheese, sausage mixture and remaining cheese.

  4. Bake 30 minutes. Cut into 8 squares. Serve topped with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.