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5 from 4 votes

Corn Chip Pie Casserole with Ground Beef

A crispy, cheesy, hearty casserole made with ground beef, beans, and cheese. This dish makes for a deliciously easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef, cheese, corn chips
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 640cal
Cost: $9

Equipment

  • large skillet
  • 13 x 9 sized casserole dish
  • spatula
  • slotted spoon
  • can opener
  • Measuring cups & spoons 
  • Oven adjusted to the center rack position

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef lean variety works best
  • 1 ounce taco seasoning
  • 1 large onion *can also use two small ones, diced
  • 30 ounces Pinto beans rinsed
  • 20 ounces enchilada sauce
  • cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 9.25 ounces corn chips like Fritos*

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13 x 9 casserole dish with nonstick spray; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add ground beef, and onions. Cook over medium heat until beef is browned. Drain any excess grease. Once grease is drained, add taco seasoning, stir, and set aside.
  • Add beef to the casserole dish, and rinsed pinto beans. Carefully pour over the enchilada sauce. Top with ¾ of the shredded cheese, and then cover the cheese with chips. Add the rest of the cheese.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until cheese is melted. Allow casserole to sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with green onions, sour cream, lettuce, guacamole, and black olives- enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional Values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 640cal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1308mg | Potassium: 717mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1077IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 5mg