Turn this chunky casserole into a hearty appetizer by providing tortilla chips for dipping.
2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 (16-oz.) cans spicy chili beans
16-oz. pkg. frozen corn kernels, thawed
15-oz. can tomato sauce
1 1/4-oz. pkg. taco seasoning mix
3 cups finely shredded Cheddar Jack cheese, divided
3 cups nacho-flavored tortilla chips, crushed and divided
Garnish: chopped tomatoes and green onions
How to Make It
Cook ground beef and onion in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Add beans, corn, tomato sauce and seasoning mix; stir until blended. Simmer over medium heat 10 minutes.
Pour half of beef mixture into a lightly greased 13"x9" baking pan. Top with 1 1/2 cups each of cheese and crushed chips; top with remaining beef mixture and remaining 1 1/2 cups each of cheese and chips. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes and green onions, if desired.
I know this isn't diet food by any stretch, but it would still be nice if you would post nutritional information. It''s something that I have come to expect from MyRecipes; if I want a less healthy splurge now and then, it would be nice to know how much of a splurge it is!
BTW, haven't tried it, but it looks great - thus the rating.
I have a small family so I cut this recipe in half (except for the cheese of course). This was gone in a flash and I realized I should have more. Delic.....
Next time I will do the full recipe and (hopefully) have enough to take leftovers to work. Thanks for a great recipe!!!
I made this dish last night and it was tasty. I used regular Corn tortilla chips instead of Nacho flavored ones. I used half the bag for the first crumbled layer and the other half I reserved for dipping. I used Ground Chuck 80% lean 20% fat because that was I had available. Based on those two differences, I calculated 740 calories per 1 cup serving plus toppings which I used green onions and chopped tomatoes. Not a diet friendly dish by any means but for occasional splurge it was good.