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Makeover Nacho Beef Bake Recipe
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Makeover Nacho Beef Bake Recipe

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This lightened-up version of a classic comfort food wipes out almost 100 calories and half the fat from the original recipe. You'll love it! —Carla Weeks, Independence, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces baked nacho-flavored tortilla chips (about 2 cups), crushed
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 357 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, water and taco seasoning; mash slightly. Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until heated through; set aside.
  2. Unroll crescent dough and press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; seal seams and perforations. Spoon beef mixture over dough. Spread sour cream over beef mixture; sprinkle with cheese and chips.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with lettuce and tomatoes. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Nacho Beef Bake in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p27


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Me-4 User ID: 7736021 229576
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"Kids loved it. We did bake dough first then added meat mixture cooked for 5 min. just to melt cheese."

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Medic 716 User ID: 4089259 229400
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"Nice change and perfect for a summer meal."

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graceklein88 User ID: 6588873 124501
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"This has great flavor but the dough didn't cook on the bottom. Next time, I will try and bake the crust first, add the ingredients and bake until cheese melts. Then add the lettuce and tomatoes. I will try this again. We loved the flavor and it was fun---if we didn't have to scrape off the raw dough. ;)"

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gucci65 User ID: 7131119 181551
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"Fresh and full of flavor !"

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Mama6Kellys User ID: 7076569 99425
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"Kids LOVED this! didn't go low fat - used Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese and drizzled each slice w/mild taco sauce - awesome idea to use for home daycare -"

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kutiemomma33 User ID: 6667866 164107
Reviewed May. 11, 2012

"My daughter loves nachos, so I was excited to find a healthy dinner recipe! My family absolutely loved it!! We will continue to use this recipe for years to come."

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RysGirl99 User ID: 5593043 105287
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"Soooo good it's definitely a keeper and we've already made this twice in one month!"

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HeatherD35 User ID: 4970660 114269
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"This was very good. I used 2 Lbs. of ground sirloin, sauteed onions with the beef, and I didn't mash after I added the beans. Makes less than 12 servings. Everyone went back for seconds, so it was more like 6 servings."

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Joanna07 User ID: 2831179 114268
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"We just finished eating this, and everyone liked it. It is going into my recipe rotation, for sure! I recipe is great as is, but you can also make variations easily with whatever you have in your pantry. I actually added a can of chopped green chilies, and greek yogurt instead of sour cream...I even thought about calling corn (and probably will next time)."

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Susan's Kitchen User ID: 5575002 168776
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Super easy to make and delicious. The crescent rolls totally make the dish."

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