Layered Beef and Black Bean Nacho Casserole

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb ground beef (or use Italian pork sausages, casings removed)
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon fresh minced garlic (or to taste)
  • 1
    medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 -2
    jalapeno pepper (seeded and finely chopped) (optional)
  • 1 12
    cups salsa
  • 2
    tablespoons taco seasoning mix (I use 1/2 package)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1
    (19 ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 4
    cups coarsly crushed tortilla chips (can use more)
  • 3
    cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided (or use Monterey Jack cheese)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Grease a 13 x 9-inch casserole dish or a 3-quart oval baking dish.
  • In a large skillet cook the ground beef with onions, garlic, green bell pepper and jalapeno pepper until completely cooked; drain fat then add in taco seasoning mix (you may add in more than 2 tablespoons if desired) cook stirring for 2 minutes, then season with salt and pepper to taste, remove from heat then mix in salsa, corn and sour cream.
  • Place HALF each of the ground beef mixture, black beans, 2 cups tortilla chips then 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese (or to taste).
  • Repeat with remaining ground beef, beans and then 2 cups crushed tortilla chips, leave the remaining 1-1/2 cups cheese to sprinkle on top the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes or until just heated through.
  • After cooking sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top, you can return to oven to melt if desired.
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