Spicy Nacho Bake
Total TimePrep: 1 hour Bake: 20 min.
Makes2 casseroles (15 servings each)
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 2 large green peppers, chopped
- 2 cans (28 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) hot chili beans, undrained
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cans (11 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained
- 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
- 2 envelopes taco seasoning
- 2 packages (13 ounces each) spicy nacho-flavored tortilla chips
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onions and green peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, corn, tomato sauce and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes (mixture will be thin).
- In each of two greased 13x9-in. baking dishes, layer 5 cups of chips and 4-2/3 cups of meat mixture. Repeat layers. Top each with 4 cups of chips and 2 cups of cheese.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350° until golden brown, for 20-25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts2/3 cup: 314 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 845mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.
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May 5, 2018
I used salsa instead of the canned tomatoes and added chilis and jalapenos. Yum! The nachos turned into mush though so I would use half the chips next time and serve the other half on the side to add crunch.
Jul 22, 2017
We love these simple casseroles. They freeze so well!!
Nov 26, 2013
I love nachos so I had to give this a try. It was delicious but I felt like it was still missing something. Next time I'll be adding a jar of hot salsa and and pickled jalapenos! Mmmmm
Aug 25, 2012
I tried this recipe for a potluck today and it was well-received. For our taste, I would kick it up a bit. We thought it a bit bland, but worthy enough to try to "fix it".
Aug 13, 2012
This was so easy to make. I had everything on hand but I used mild chili beans instead of hot. Topped with sour cream. My kids loved it so this is a keeper.
Jul 26, 2012
I spiced it up a bit and I add Taco House Original Salad Dressing to it after it can out of the oven. Good!
Feb 6, 2010
Great Recipe! I made one small change and added Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies in place of the regular diced tomatoes just to up the spice factor a bit. I also topped the nachos with cilantro and green onions before serving. Will absolutely make these again.
Feb 4, 2010
I cut the recipe in half as well, and I used no-added-salt corn (15 oz can) and tomato sauce to cut the sodium content. I also decreased the chips (10-11 oz) and cheese (1 1/2 cups). Husband loved it and didn't miss a thing! Next time, I'll try more reduced-sodium ingredients and ground turkey.
Jan 6, 2010
Great recipe, my grandkids even liked it although they managed to pick every piece of corn out! Also, I topped it with sour cream and sliced black olives when served.
Nov 15, 2009
I made this for dinner this evening and it was a hit. I did cut the recipe in half. I used 1 14 oz can of tomotoes instead of 28 oz can. And I used 1/2 pound of ground venison and 1/2 pound ground beef. I couldn't even tell the venison was in there. And I think chicken would work just fine in this recipe too.