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Cheesy Beef Nacho Casserole Recipe

Are you looking for a simple casserole recipe to make for your family tonight? Try my amazing beef nacho casserole because it will rock everyone’s socks off. Check out this delicious recipe for the ingredients list and step-by-step instructions on how to make it. Everyone loves nachos, that famous spicy and delicious Mexican snack food. Now you can have your nachos as a main meal entrée and get to pick out the ingredients you want to use in there.

This is so simple to prepare and definitely something every family member will love. Delicious and mildly spiced ground beef, tortilla chips, salsa and Colby cheese combine to make the perfect beef nacho casserole. This dish is quick to prepare and really filling as well. Serve it with refried beans, avocado slices or guacamole, and then you can pass the salsa and sour cream, for those who desire it. You can expect your family to go to great lengths to scrape every deliciously gooey morsel, from the casserole dish. They will not be able to get enough.

When making nachos you get the choice of what goes in there. The main ingredient are the tortilla chips and then cheese and salsa are typical ingredients. Because we are serving this as an entrée rather than a snack or appetizer, we like to include beef and corn, so it is a complete meal. Add some refried beans, avocado, chopped raw vegetables like onion or tomato, jalapeños for some spice, and anything else you wish, before serving, or else serve these extras on the side and let people help themselves to any extras they want. You can really make this nachos recipe your own.

Nachos are eaten with the fingers so just serve the dish in the center of the table and let everyone dig right in. No doubt they will want second helpings of this tasty main entrée. The ingredients are simple to find and it is relatively inexpensive to prepare this marvelous beef nacho casserole but you will be able to make a dish the whole family loves. Nobody is going to leave the table hungry. So make tonight a Mexican dinner night and whip up this beef nacho casserole. You can bet your family will be glad you did.

Quick and Easy Beef Nacho Casserole Recipe
Summary: Beef, cheese, salsa, sour cream, corn, tortilla chips, and more combine to make this hearty nachos recipe which is filling enough to be served as an entrée.
Cuisine: USA (Southwestern)
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 2 cups Colby cheese
  • 1 ½ cups chunky salsa
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 10 oz corn kernels
  • 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
Optional Toppings, to Serve:
  • ½ cup warmed refried beans
  • ½ finely chopped red onion
  • Slices of jalapeño chili
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 sliced avocado
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sauté the ground beef in a skillet over a medium-high heat, stirring to crumble, until evenly browned.
  3. Drain off the grease.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir the salsa, cream, corn, and chili powder into the beef.
  5. In a 2 quart casserole dish, layer the ground beef mixture with the tortilla chips and cheese twice, finishing with a cheese layer.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes uncovered, or until the cheese is melted and dish is thoroughly heated.
  7. You can now add some refried beans, jalapeños, olives, chopped onion, guacamole, or any other toppings you fancy.
  8. Serve the nacho dish while it is still warm.

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Something nothing beats a bowl of nachos and many fans of south of the border cooking would say this is their favorite comfort food. If you are looking for an entrée instead of an appetizer, this is the recipe for you. Beef, cheese, corn and other delicious Mexican ingredients are combined to make this hearty and colorful dish, and it is something the whole family will enjoy. Serve this in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves. Once they try this they are sure to request it again, and soon!

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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