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Chili Tortilla Bake Recipe

Chili Tortilla Bake Recipe

A homestyle Tex-Mex casserole is all it takes to gather the whole family around the dinner table. With popular flavors and a bubbly cheese topping, you won't have to worry about leftovers. —Celine Weldy, Cave Creek, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce, beans, corn, green chilies, onion, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and oregano; heat through.
  • 2. In an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray, layer half of the tortillas, beef mixture and cheese. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 413 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 590mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 8g fiber), 28g protein

Reviews for Chili Tortilla Bake

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"Simple & fairly quick to make! I didn't have tomato sauce, substituted tomato soup, turned out great! If you have eaters that don't like beans, you substitute refried beans."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"Hubby and I both enjoyed this dish. Hubby had this over lettuce. Will definitely make again!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"This is one recipe I'll be keeping in my stack of favorites. Full of flavor and I loved how affordable the ingredients were. I did double the amount of cheese and added another layer of tortillas."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"Our family enjoyed this recipe and would make again. Husband licked his plate! We added chopped avocados and sour cream as an optional topping at table, and everything else made as directed. Delicious."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"Because I wanted it to taste like tamales, I subbed corn tortillas instead of the whole wheat tortillas. Took it to a potluck and didn't bring any home."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"very tasty and will make again!"

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"My hubby really liked this one. I liked that it was healthy. Beans, corn and green chiles make a good combination."

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"Absolutely delicious! Lot of flavor and definitely a keeper in my recipe box!!"

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"I needed a quick ground beef recipe tonight that didn't include pasta and this fit wonderfully! I only had one can of tomato sauce, so I substituted one cup of spaghetti sauce and I added an extra cup of frozen sweet corn. I baked it in a 9x11 dish without problems. It will easily feed our family of four two meals this week."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"This turns out amazing every time. It has a great kick without being too much! It's one of my go-to healthy week night recipes when I don't have tons of time to kill. Wouldn't change a thing about it! Serve with a mexi salad for some added greens."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"I made this for my husband and I, it is very good and quite easy to make. I used low carb whole wheat tortillas and a mixture of ground turkey, beef and pork for the meat."

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"Leftovers were just as good!"

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"This is the one of the easiest and most delicious recipes I've made. My husband requests it regularly and I have made it for company all with the same results... everyone loves it! I wouldn't change a thing!!"

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"This was very tasty - and will definitely appear on my dinner table again. Good flavor. I only used one can of tomato sauce. And used a reduced fat Mexican cheese blend. Yummy!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"Super easy & super good!!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"This recipe was very easy to put together and tasted wonderful. Lots of flavor! My family enjoyed it and will be making it again."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"Deliciously seasoned, and even better with ground turkey. Can't go wrong with this for a cold winter evening!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"Had this for supper tonight and really good. Will definitely make again (and again). I only used 4 tortillas though and accidentally only used one can of tomatoe sauce but it still came out great."

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"Very good and very filling."

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