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South-of-the-Border Casserole



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 8 ounces plain or nacho flavored tortilla chips, coarsely crushed
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped black olives
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream


  1. In skillet, brown beef, onion and garlic. Drain fat. Stir in water, tomato sauce, chili powder and oregano. Simmer, stirring, until thickened a little. Pour 1/2 of mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Top with 1/2 each of the beans and chips. Repeat layering.
  2. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Top with remaining ingredients.

Serves 8 to 10.


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