Your family is sure to enjoy this mildly spicy one-dish meal with Southwestern flair. It's quick and easy to make and fun to serve. -Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma

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15 mins
20 mins
35 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a saucepan, brown ground beef; drain. Add salsa, mayonnaise and chili powder; mix well. In an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish, layer half of the meat mixture, chips and cheeses. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Just before serving, top with tomato and lettuce.


Nutrition Facts

586 calories; protein 24.4g; carbohydrates 11.5g; fat 49.7g; cholesterol 108.9mg; sodium 696.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (199)

Rating: 5 stars
I made a few changes to this after reading some of the reviews. I used taco seasoning instead of chili powder, and a can of diced tomatoes with mild chiles, added 1 cup of water and a couple dollops of sour cream to the hamburger mixture. I left the last layer of chips and cheese off and baked it covered for 25 minutes, then I added the cheese and chips and baked it uncovered for 10 minutes. It turned out very good and tasted like nachos. I also chose not to crush the tortilla chips but I think it's just a personal preference. My family loved it and went back for seconds. I'm adding this one to my recipes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I really liked this recipe, you can make changes and adjustments and it turns out delicious. Instead of using mayo, salsa, and chili powder I used a packet of taco seasoning mix to the ground beef ( I used 2 lbs. of ground beef). Then I layered the ground beef, crushed tortilla chips, and I added a layer of refried beans and then the cheeses. I used a foil lined 9 by 13 inch baking dish. I baked it for about 15 minutes and then before serving I topped with sour cream, diced tomato and shredded lettuce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have been making this recipe for years! I found it in a Taste of Home Annual Cookbook, 1997 I think. I usually saute onion with my ground beef and add extra salsa as it seems a little dry. It is a favorite with my children! We serve it with sour cream, salsa and additional chips. It is a good, quick and tasty meal. ENJOY! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I really loved this recipe! It was simple and delicious, although I was originally skeptical of the mayo, it blends nicely with the salsa! I added kidney beans to the beef mixture, and as suggested used taco seasoning instead of chilli powder, and this is a definite keeper, and sooooo filling! yum! and thanks!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for supper tonight and my kids loved it! It was very simple and didn't take much time at all to prepare. I didn't add the mayo, chili powder, or the salsa to the meat. I used taco seasoning and mixed 1-1/12 cups of sour cream to the meat after the seasoning was cooked in as directed on the package and layered but I too did not measure any of the chips or cheese but I did use 2-8oz bags of Colby-Jack cheese. I changed the serving size to 10 just so the ingredients would be a little more accurate because I also used a 9x13 glass cake pan. I cooked mine at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes (just until the cheese started to brown) and let it set for 5 minutes and cut it into serving size pieces. After I put each piece on the plates, I topped with lettuce, tomato, black olives, sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, and salsa. This is very, very filling and very good! I highly recommend this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wow - This was delicious!! While browning the meat I added onion powder. I was unsure if I should use real mayo or Miracle Whip, I chose to use real mayo and I am glad I did! I added an extra 1/2 cup of salsa (total 1 and 1/2 cups) and a package of taco seasoning to the meat mixture. (I used the taco season and still added the chili powder, mayo and salsa.) I served this with spanish rice and refried beans. My husband and both of my VERY PICKY kids liked this. Taco Casserole will be a regular in our house!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We loved this dinner - my kids thought it was like a Nacho Salad....I thought the chips would be soggy, but they weren't. Use the taco seasoning it works well. The kids and I say is delicious an Excellent meal (very filling)!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I omit the mayonnaise and add instead a cup of sour cream. I also add chili beans and a packet of taco seasoning instead of the chili powder. I like adding sliced green onions too before I cook it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good basic recipes. I did dress it up with extra salsa, sourcream, olives and onions on top and it was great. Wish I had some left over. Next time I'll add black beans to the bottom layers. Guests commented that it was like a warm 7-layer bean dip. Overall response was good. Read More