Beefy Taco Casserole

Serve Beefy Taco Casserole over mixed greens and top it with fresh tomatoes and guacamole for a fresh and flavorful meal!

Beefy Taco Casserole

Ingredients

Casserole

  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 white mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped (red, yellow or orange)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can unsalted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium taco seasoning
  • 7 small corn tortillas
  • 3/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese

Optional Toppings

  • Lettuce and tomato
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan over MEDIUM heat. When hot, add beef and chopped onion. Cook together for 10 to 12 minutes until brown. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, beans, tomatoes, green chiles and taco seasoning to pan. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Place half of the tortillas on the bottom of the 9 x 13-inch pan (ripping them as needed to create a single layer covering the bottom of the pan). Top tortillas with half of beef mixture. Dollop sour cream on beef mixture and spread using the back of a spoon. Place the rest of the tortillas in a single layer over the sour cream (ripping them as needed). Top with remainder of beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutrition information per serving: 364 Calories; 116 Calories from fat; 12.9 g Total Fat (6.1 g Saturated Fat; 4.1 g Monounsaturated Fat); 71 mg Cholesterol; 431.4 mg Sodium; 34.5 g Total Carbohydrate; 6.2 g Dietary Fiber; 25.7 g Protein; 3.4 mg Iron; 734.7 mg Potassium; 0.1 mg Thiamin; 0.3 mg Riboflavin; 7.7 mg Niacin (NE); 0.3 mg Vitamin B6; 1.8 mcg Vitamin B12; 4.9 mg Zinc; 17.2 mcg Selenium; 76.9 mg Choline

This recipe is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Riboflavin, Niacin (NE), Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium. It is a good source of Iron, Potassium, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, and Choline.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Texas Beef Team

Recipe courtesy of: Stacey Mattinson, MS, RDN, LD, www.staceymattinson.com