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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 its popular flavors and bubbly cheese topping, there is never a need 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 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.

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Reviewed Jul. 23, 2017

"Didn't have 2 cans of tomato sauce, or chilies, so I took a can of mild Rotel and mixed it with a can of tomato paste. The bottom tortillas were hard. My husband suggested spreading some enchilada or taco sauce first, next time. Also could have been the fact that the tortillas were organic. Not finding too many organic foods we like! The rest of it was great!"

Reviewed May. 18, 2017

"This was an easy and inexpensive weeknight meal.I used corn tortillas because they don't seem to get as soggy. Will most likely make again."

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"Very easy to make. My wife loved it. I thought it was just ok."

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."

Medic 716
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."

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