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Tahoe Casserole Recipe

While vacationing at Lake Tahoe, I needed something to fix for a large group but didn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. A neighbor told me to try this recipe. It was a hit.—Mrs. Don Love, Cameron Park, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn
  • 1 can (6 ounces) ripe olives, drained and chopped, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (7 ounces) corn tortillas

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet, cook beef, onion, salt and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, corn, tomatoes, half of the olives and the chili powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer half of the meat mixture, cheese and tortillas. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with remaining olives. cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 510 calories, 30 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 116 mg cholesterol, 1,067 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein.