Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour
8 Servings

Layer a spicy ground beef mixture with kidney beans, olives, cheese and corn chips and bake for a main dish casserole that will satisfy the heartiest of appetites.  It’s a great choice for both your game-day crowd and your family dinner crowd. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mist a skillet with cooking spray. Sauté beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Add onion; sauté for 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in 2 Tbsp. cilantro.

Step 2

Mist a deep 9-by-13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray. Spread half of meat in baking dish, then half of beans, half of olives, half of corn chips and half of cheese. Repeat layering with remaining meat, beans, olives, chips and cheese.

Step 3

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden and crispy on top and bubbling. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.

Ratings & Reviews

Not rating because I went off script

February 08, 2016
By the time I was done, I went so off script from this recipe that I can't rate it in good conscience (but MyRecipes is forcing me to.) Some ideas for people who like the idea but wanted more flavor: different type of chili powder like ancho or chipotle; add salsa for some of the tomato sauce; add scallions to the top (this really brightened up the flavor). We didn't add red pepper but that could've been another easy way to add some texture and flavor. The recipe as we made it was good, not great. We put fritos only on top because we didn't want the leftovers to be mushy. We cut the tomato sauce amount drastically. I didn't have enough chili powder and had to use some chipotle chili powder and rounded it out with some cinnamon. Didn't even see I was supposed to put cheese in the middle. If I opted to make something like this again, I'd definitely have a layer of cheese in the middle and add some lime juice.  

Dink's Review

September 22, 2015
After reading the reviews these are the changes I made to the sauce: 1-15 oz can tomato sauce, 1-8 oz can tomato sauce, 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes, and I small can of diced green chilies.  We liked it and I will make it again.  Served it with sour cream and sliced avocado.  Next time I might add some jalapenos.

FloridaNative1's Review

February 01, 2014

McPac4's Review

February 06, 2013
Spent nearly $30 on this recipe at Wal-mart. Too much to spend on one dish for a family of four. No one liked it. It was a two bite wonder. We even tried to jazz it up with some Picante Sauce. Sorry - No go.

bekah251's Review

October 16, 2012

MichelleEsh's Review

September 20, 2012

Red65Rain's Review

February 01, 2011
Ridiculous amount of tomato sauce! Use one 15 oz.can tomato sauce, 1 10 oz. can of Original Rotel w/chilies, 1 14 oz. can drained petite diced and fire-roasted tomatoes. Your casserole will be swimming in sauce if you use as much as they call for! I also added 1 can drained Niblet corn and 3 finely chopped serrano peppers. We like spicy!

eglute's Review

August 19, 2010
I didn't use that much tomato sauce (1 can only) and less cilantro. definetly will make it again !

Holley's Review

January 24, 2010

globalgyro's Review

January 09, 2010
To much tomato sauce, no flavor, maybe Tomatoes with chilies. Im at a lose.