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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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[email protected] User ID: 1665956 269855
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!"

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 266105
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."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 254944
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

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

MichelleKTrapp User ID: 4802620 244803
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."

swinny User ID: 1858482 242033
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

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

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 241720
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."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 236139
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."

ms11145 User ID: 1604521 230196
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 User ID: 4089259 192867
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"very tasty and will make again!"

KrisKeel User ID: 7727089 175595
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."

Redpony2011 User ID: 6728775 212026
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

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

loleson User ID: 2929537 114346
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."

visions of sugarplums User ID: 5573074 114345
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."

HBcook User ID: 2966570 212025
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."

MayC77 User ID: 4450840 130865
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"Leftovers were just as good!"

scoleman User ID: 3762739 112096
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!!"

CStrat User ID: 5791313 175638
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!"

felinefreak User ID: 588581 130864
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"Super easy & super good!!"

kristimae User ID: 1367984 180347
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."

CaseyFink User ID: 5203687 123082
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

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

bluemailman53 User ID: 4953777 180345
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."

faeriedust User ID: 1704562 130862
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"Very good and very filling."

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