This recipe was made in my best friend's family for years. She has since passed it on to me. The children love it!

erica
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until crumbly and browned, about 10 minutes; drain grease. Mix water and taco seasoning mix into ground beef, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer ground beef mixture, stirring often, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Heat chili beans in a saucepan over low heat until simmering.

  • Spread layers of tortilla chips, ground beef mixture, and chili beans, respectively into a casserole dish; repeat layers until you run out of chips, beef, and beans. Top casserole with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbling and tips of exposed tortilla chips are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

With all the different shredded cheese combinations you can get these days, you don't have to stick with just Cheddar either. And you can substitute ground turkey or use shredded chicken as well in place of the ground beef. This is awesome the next day after the flavors have had a chance to meld together even more.

We serve it with sour cream and salsa in our house.

Nutrition Facts

708 calories; 44.3 g total fat; 128 mg cholesterol; 1453 mg sodium. 41 g carbohydrates; 38.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2013
I used Johnsonville ground Italian sausage what a nice change of pace. Mom can't take spices so I used beans with bell pepper even still the flavor was awesome and something I want to do again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/17/2018
So sorry really wanted to love it. Followed the recipe to a "t." It was quite dry and lacked that flavor that makes you want to keep coming back for more. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2013
I used Johnsonville ground Italian sausage what a nice change of pace. Mom can't take spices so I used beans with bell pepper even still the flavor was awesome and something I want to do again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2013
I used Johnsonville ground Italian sausage what a nice change of pace. Mom can't take spices so I used beans with bell pepper even still the flavor was awesome and something I want to do again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2014
We liked this one. Made with turkey and regular chili beans (couldn't find the hot ones). I thought thus might be too dry but it wasn't. We served it with raw onion and tomato and shredded lettuce. Along with sour cream and salsa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2015
I used Taco Seasoning I recipe instead of prepacked seasoning and cooked dry red beans instead of chili beans. I also added some chopped sweet peppers (I'm always looking to add veggies to my family's diet). This was a great weekday treat meal and easy enough to let the kids get involved. My whole family loved it. Thank you for sharing. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2016
Delicious! I made this using half regular nacho chips and half spicy Doritos. (didn't have enough Doritos). I cut the amount of the recipe in half and had enough to share with my mom too with leftovers. She also liked it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2015
Very good recipe. Added lots of cheese to this. Next time I'll try some corn & black beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2013
A nice new flavor we really enjoyed it at my house! Didn't change a thing although I may try this again using shredded chicken in place of beef just to see how that works out but really doesn't need any changes at all! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2015
The Taco Casserole was absolutely DELICIOUS!! I've made a couple of substitutions. I used burrito seasonings instead of taco seasonings and used black beans instead of hot chili beans. Also I added some chopped tomatoes for more flavor. It was so good my sister and I came back for seconds!!:-) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/17/2018
So sorry really wanted to love it. Followed the recipe to a "t." It was quite dry and lacked that flavor that makes you want to keep coming back for more. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2015
My son would not touch it due to the beans but he's 3. My opinion was that it was a bit dry. I think adding a can of rotelo or even a can of diced tomatoes and a small can of green chilies would have added a little extra moisture and that something that was missing. I will try again with adding those items but it was a good base recipe. Read More