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Southwestern Bake Recipe
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Southwestern Bake

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"A delicious southwestern recipe that includes black beans. I use mild salsa, but if you like it spicy, use hot salsa. This is one of my favorite recipes."

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Original recipe makes 8 to 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef with the garlic and onion; drain.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the meat mixture, chili powder, black beans, corn, sour cream and salsa. Stir until well blended.
  4. Into a 9x13 inch baking dish, spoon enough of the beef mixture to cover the bottom. Arrange half of the crushed tortilla chips on top of the meat mixture and layer with 1 cup of Cheddar cheese. Spoon another layer of the meat mixture on top of the cheese layer, cover with remaining chips and layer with 1 cup of cheese. Spread final layer of meat mixture on top and sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese on top. Top with diced tomato and green onions.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 03, 2003

I have made this twice now - I find it best if you only use one layer of tortilla chips on top of the 1st layer, then cheese, then rest of sauce topping with cheese, only making 2 layers rather than 3. The first time I used all of the chips and it was very dry. On top layer of cheese also added some chopped olives.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 14, 2011

My husband an sons didn't like this very much. I thought it was ok, but not great. Won't be making this again.

Jan 03, 2007

Like others I took advice from those listed here and added my own variety. 1. Bought 1 packet of taco seasoning. Added 1/2 the seasoning to the beef, onion, garlic as it browned. 2. Added the other 1/2 of the seasoning to the sour cream (aprx. 10oz). 3. Strained the 1 can of black beans, 1 can of corn. 4. In big bowl mixed beef, sour cream, beans, corn, 1 c. of salsa. 5. I only did two layers (beef-->chips-->taco cheese-->beef-->chips-->taco cheese). Topped with black olives, green onions. Served Corn cake on the side. Both can be in the oven at the same time & temp :)

Mar 10, 2008

My family loved this dish! Of course, it was rich (beef, cheese, sour cream), so we made some veggie smoothies as an "appetizer". My youngest daughter (7yo) liked the variety of the cheezy layer on top. I used about 2/3 to 3/4 of the chili powder and mild salsa, and her sensitive palate was fine spice-wise. I replaced 16oz of canned corn with a 16oz bag of frozen corn, which made the corn sweeter and more distinct. Like others, I also used sliced black olives on top instead of chopped tomatoes. We'll be doing this one again!

Apr 04, 2006

This was a great recipe. I was expecting just the normal "taco casserole", but it was very good. It had a good texture to it. All the ingredients melded together very well. I did leave out one can of black beans and used only one 15 oz. can of corn. I also just eyeballed the salsa and used enough to moisturize everything (probably about 1 cup). I will make this again!

Nov 06, 2005

Very Tasty! I followed the advice of some previous reviewers and made some changes of my own. To the meat, I didn't add the garlic or the chili powder. But I did use a packet of taco seasoning. Then when adding the meat and other ingred. to the bowl, I first added another packet of the taco seasoning to the sour cream. Then I placed half of this mixture in the dish, used only one layer of the chips and cheese and then topped it with the remaining meat mixture and cheese. It was very good! I think the taco seasoning helped it not be so bland. Will make again!

Sep 11, 2003

We loved it! My husband and I aren't big fans of black beans so I left those out. And I only used 8oz of sour cream, but it turned out great! It will definitely stay up front in my recipe book!

Nov 30, 2007

This is the very first recipe I tried from allrecipes, and it has become one of our favorites. Since it is just my husband and me, I halve the recipe. I halve all the ingredients except for the cheese and chips which I don't measure, I just crush/sprinkle what I need as I go. I omit the tomato, and it fills out a 8x8 casserole dish perfectly. Then I bake according to the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 570 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 40.4 g
  • 62%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 26 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 973 mg
  • 39%

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

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