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Makeover Nacho Beef Bake

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


  • 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 reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces baked nacho-flavored tortilla chips (about 2 cups), crushed
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped


  • 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.
  • Unroll crescent dough and press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 13x9-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.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with lettuce and tomatoes. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 357 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • Woolyhobbies
    Oct 3, 2016

    A similar pizza is a huge seller at a popular local restaurant. (Minus sour cream...they swirl taco sauce on top and no beans). They call it a Tostada Pizza. Every kid who comes back home to visit has to go to The Ambassador for their Tostada Pizza fix. I use to make it when the kids were living at home.. You've made me hungry for it again. I'll be making it without the exorbitant restaurant cost. Even less costly would be to make your own pizza dough. Taste better too. Thanks

  • Me-4
    Jul 14, 2015

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

  • Medic 716
    Jul 11, 2015

    Nice change and perfect for a summer meal.

  • graceklein88
    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. ;)

  • gucci65
    Jul 21, 2013

    Fresh and full of flavor !

  • Mama6Kellys
    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 -

  • chelseaspiegel
    Jan 29, 2013

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  • kutiemomma33
    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.

  • kchambe1
    Mar 1, 2012

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  • RysGirl99
    Dec 30, 2011

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