Monday, March 17, 2014

Spicy Nacho Bake

So if D and I made this whole recipe we'd be eating Spicy Nacho Bake for years (well, not really). However we noticed it would be pretty easy to half. And in a pan that big without a side, we would knock it down to 8 servings.

D and I made this together. The actual prep was very fast. The cooking/baking time was what took so long. Next time I think we'll use taco seasoning with salt. It needed a little more. Or maybe add some Penzey's Southwest seasoning.

I would have again.

Spicy Nacho Bake

Photo by ALB
Yield: 2 casseroles (15 servings each)- we halved the recipe and got 8 servings
Prep: 1 hour Bake: 20 min.

2 pounds ground turkey or beef (we used 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 (we used about 10 oz)
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Photo by ALB

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...ours was not).

In each of two greased 13-in. x 9-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° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Taste of Home 2014

Nutritional Information for 8 servings
Calories: 564; Carbs: 56; Fat: 25; Proteing: 30; Sodium: 1479; Fiber: 10

Ingredients used
Aldi - Ground Beef - 93% Lean, 7% Fat, 16 oz: 680 calories
Onions - Raw, 1 large: 63 calories
Peppers - Sweet, green, raw, 1 large (2-1/4 per lb, approx 3-3/4" long, 3" dia): 33 calories
Happy Harvest - Diced Tomatoes, 2 container (1 4/5 cups ea.): 175 calories
Aldi Dakota's - Mild Chili Beans, 1 container (1 4/5 cups ea.): 420 calories
Aldi Dakota's Pride - Black Beans, 1 container (1 4/5 cups ea.): 350 calories
Corn - Whole Kernel, Canned, 1 container (1 4/5 cups ea.): 210 calories
(Aldi) Happy Harvest - Tomato Sauce, 1 container (9/10 cup ea.): 70 calories
Old Elpaso - Taco Seasoning, 1 container (1 of package ea.): 90 calories
Doritos - Spicy Nacho, 11 oz (28.3 g): 1,540 calories
Kroger - Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz: 880 calories

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