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Light Taco Casserole

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Life in the Lofthouse

Ingredients

  • 24 Tortilla Chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 pound extra-lean Ground Beef OR Ground Chicken
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium Taco Seasoning
  • 1 15 ounce can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chunky Salsa
  • 1 cup low-fat Cheddar Cheese or Mozzarella shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add in garlic, ground beef and taco seasoning. Cook and crumble beef until it’s browned. Stir in black beans and salsa. Cook another 5 minutes or until heated through.
  • In a 9×13 baking dish, lay tortilla chips on the bottom. Gently press down on them to break them into bite-size pieces. Pour cooked meat mixture evenly over the top. Sprinkle evenly with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Top with favorite toppings!