- PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
- 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 cup chopped red onion
- 1 pound lean ground beef (93% lean)
- 1 can (15 oz each) Ranch Style® Black Beans, drained, rinsed
- 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained
- 1 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 4 ounces baked tortilla chips, crushed, divided (4 oz = about 4 cups)
- 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 3 cups shredded lettuce
- 1/3 cup reduced fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
- Chopped cilantro, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
- Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add pepper and onion, cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from skillet; set aside. Add beef to skillet, cook until meat is brown and crumbly and no pink remains. Add vegetables, black beans, drained tomatoes, mayonnaise, corn and chili powder to skillet; stir until combined.
- Place half of meat mixture in prepared dish; top with half of the tortilla chips. Place remaining meat mixture over chips. Cover with foil; bake 25 minutes. Remove foil; top with the remaining tortilla chips and cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve with lettuce, sour cream and ripe olives. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Thinking the recipe might be a little bland, in lieu of the seasonings, I used a package of low-sodium taco seasoning. Also, rather than mayo, I used a cup of queso dip (I had the plain cheese, but if you like spicier, you could always use the kind with jalapenos in it). These two changes really did the trick for me.
Lame. Add some heat to this, some salt, and maybe 2 cans of Rotel to add some spice. Maybe add some cheese into the mix rather than just on top.
For baked nachos, my kids loved it. My son said it's the best casserole I've made so far. I also added fresh tomatoes, salsa and avocados as toppings as well. Great recipe for using the last bits of tortilla chips left in the bottom of every bag. I also just used plain black beans not the ranch style and I drained but did not rinse them. This recipe is definitely a keeper!