Chili Beef Casserole


A quick and easy recipe that has a great taste. Can be prepared ahead to 'oven' stage then frozen.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • ¾ pound lean ground beef

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • ¼ cup frozen green peas

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can canned tomatoes, drained and chopped

  • ¼ cup tomato paste

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can kidney beans, drained

  • 1 (11 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 4 (6 inch) corn tortillas, quartered

  • cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium casserole dish.

  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a separate skillet over medium heat, and cook the onions until tender. Mix in the green pepper and peas, and season with chili powder and red pepper flakes. Stir the cooked beef, tomatoes, and tomato paste into the mixture. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes. Mix in the kidney beans and corn.

  4. Spoon 1/2 the skillet mixture into the prepared casserole dish, and top with 1/2 the tortilla quarters. Layer with remaining skillet mixture.

  5. Cover and bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, and top with remaining tortillas and cheese. Continue baking 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

480 Calories
16g Fat
58g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 480
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 881mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 44mg 219%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 877mg 19%

* 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.