Taco Bueno

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
  • 1
    (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1
    (16 ounce) can kidney beans (optional)
  • 2
    (1 1/4 ounce) packages chili seasoning mix (1 mild and 1 spicy)
  • 1
    small onion
  • 2
    (8 ounce) packages Mexican blend cheese (shreaded, reserve 4oz for topping)
  • 22
    ounces tortilla chips (plain round)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Brown ground beef in a 3-5qt oven safe pan (Dutch oven) and put aside on paper towels to drain.
  • Reserve 2 tablespoons of the fat from the browned meat in the pan.
  • Finely chop the onion and garlic and add to the pan cooking over medium low heat till onions are translucent.
  • Return meat to the pan also adding the spaghetti sauce, kidney beans, and chili seasoning.
  • Once the mixture is heated through set aside in a bowl leaving a thin layer of chili mixture in the pan.
  • Now we can begin layering with a single layer of chips, a layer of chili mixture, and a layer of cheese.
  • Repeat the last step till you run out of the chili mixture.
  • To top off the cassarole crush some of the remaining chips and add them to the reserved cheese and sprinkle over the top of the cassarole.
  • Bake the cassarole covered for 20 min at 350F.
  • Then uncover and bake for the remaining 10 min.
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