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Healthified Fiesta Taco Casserole

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Enjoy this delicious Mexican main dish at your next gathering.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
can (15 to 16 oz) reduced-sodium spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained
1/2
cup chunky-style salsa
1/2
cup water
1
cup coarsely broken baked tortilla chips
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
2
medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1/2
cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)
Tortilla chips, if desired
Shredded lettuce, if desired
Additional chunky-style salsa, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in beans, 1/2 cup salsa and water. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 In ungreased 2-quart casserole, place broken tortilla chips. Top with beef mixture. Sprinkle with onions, tomato and cheese.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Arrange tortilla chips around edge of casserole. Serve with lettuce and additional salsa.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 190
  • Fat Reduced By 14g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 6 1/2g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
710mg
710%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef 1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1 can (15 to 16 oz) spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained 1 can (15 to 16 oz) reduced-sodium spicy chili beans in sauce, undrained
1 cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa 1/2 cup chunky-style salsa
2 cups coarsely broken tortilla chips 1 cup coarsely broken baked tortilla chips
1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup) 2 medium tomatoes, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz) 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
530 (before)
340 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
11 g (before)
4 1/2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
27 g (before)
13 g (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/27/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
710mg
710%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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