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Beef Nacho Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Beef Nacho Casserole

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"A simple meal to whip up in less than an hour that even the kids are sure to love. Layers of seasoned ground beef, corn, tortilla chips and cheese are baked under a layer of Colby cheese. Monterey Jack is also good in place of the Colby cheese."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring to crumble, until evenly browned. Drain grease. Remove from the heat, and stir the salsa, corn, mayonnaise and chili powder into the beef. In a 2 quart casserole dish, layer the ground beef mixture, tortilla chips and cheese twice, ending with cheese on top.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes uncovered in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted and dish is thoroughly heated.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 03, 2006

DELICIOUS! I did make a quite a few changes though. First, I sauteed some onion in with my ground beef. I used Mexicorn, and instead of the Miracle Whip, I used just over 1/2 cup of fat free sour cream instead. I also used a packet of taco seasoning rather than the chili powder. In my pantry, there were some refried black beans I wanted to get rid of, and I figured this would be a good way to do that. Boy, was I right! I layered it on top of the beef mixture in my 9x13. For the crushed chips, I used Fritos rather than tortilla chips, and last but not least, I used 2 cups of Mexican cheeses rather than just Colby. In essence, I guess I changed almost everything about the recipe. LOL! But it was DELICOIUS! Ally

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 05, 2007

This is a casserole but it is definitely not nachos. Miracle Whip has no place in Nachos, and neither does corn.

Dec 06, 2003

I have been looking for this recipe. My mom used to make it when I was young. But she passed away, and never had any of her recipes written down. Suggestion: The recipes your family loves please write them down so if one day something happens they will be able to re-create your delicious food, and have pleasant memories when eating it.

Dec 06, 2007

Um, HELLO!!! Of course this isn't real "Nachos"! It says CASSEROLE in the title....honestly, this is pretty good, but do sub. sour cream for the Miracle Whip.

Dec 11, 2007

I tried this recipe but made a few alterations. First, I substituted ground beef with ground turkey. Always a healthier choice. Then I replaced chili powder with 2 tbsp. of taco seasoning. I also reduced the salsa to 1 cup & added 1 can of black beans in with the corn. Instead of 3/4 mayo I used 1/2 cup of sour cream & 1 heaping tbsp. of mayo. Once complete, this was really easy to make and so good! I totally loved it! My husband said it tasted like Nachos Grande. It's also is a good recipe if you have broken up pieces of nacho chips left at the end of a bag. I found the smaller more crumbled up pieces filled it in great. Thanks for the new recipe!

Sep 02, 2011

I really wish people would review recipes AS THEY ARE WRITTEN. If I see you put as the first word DELICIOUS I assume the recipe is really good. But then I go through it and everything about the recipe has been changed...use some common sense people. Review the recipe as it is and then maybe state what you did differently.

Nov 27, 2007

I used Rotel instead of salsa and did not add corn. I seasoned the beef with taco seasoning and cooked a chopped onion and garlic to the meat while browning it. I also used half sour cream and half mayo. Very easy to make and the bf loved it.

Oct 22, 2007

great taste, and the miracle whip gave it even more zip! loved the peppers, onions, etc that were in it from the chunky salsa. easy recipe and i will definitely be making this again. i do have to say that next time i will cover it will aluminum foil because the cheese on top became hard and crusty. thanks! yum!


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  • Calories
  • 497 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 33.6 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 26.1 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 1128 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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