Big Bertha

This hot Mexican-style dish has Doritos®, cheeses, and tomatoes and may be served as a full meal or just as an appetizer.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or to taste

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans whole tomatoes

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chilies

  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag nacho cheese-flavored corn chips (such as Doritos®), crushed

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons vinegar


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot oil until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Pour whole tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, and green chiles into the pot with the onion and stir; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until thickened, about 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a casserole dish.

  4. Spread about half the tomato mixture into the bottom of the prepared dish. Layer half the Cheddar cheese, half the Monterey Jack cheese, and half the corn chips, respectively, atop the tomato sauce. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients.

  5. Stir whipping cream and vinegar together until smooth; drizzle over the top of the casserole.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until hot in the center, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

616 Calories
49g Fat
26g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 616
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g 63%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 1018mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 630mg 48%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 347mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.