Beef & Black Bean Nacho Casserole


Hominy adds a chewy texture in this healthy casserole, which draws flavor inspiration from nachos. Crushed corn tortilla chips add a crunchy layer to complete the dish. Mild, medium and hot green chiles all work well, so choose what you like best depending on your heat preference.

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Photo: Sara Haas
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 8 ounces 90%-lean ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

  • 1 (28 ounce) can hominy, rinsed

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles

  • 2 cups corn tortilla chips, crushed into slightly smaller pieces

  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce

  • ½ cup low-fat plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style

  • ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add beef; cook, stirring to crumble, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin and paprika; cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and their juices, hominy, beans and chiles; simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.

  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Top with tortilla chips and cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until lightly browned and bubbling on the edges, about 10 more minutes.

  4. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with romaine, yogurt, cilantro and scallions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

295 Calories
13g Fat
28g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 cup casserole, 1/2 cup lettuce & 1 Tbsp. yogurt
Calories 295
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Vitamin A 1414IU 28%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Vitamin D 3IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Vitamin K 45mcg 38%
Sodium 654mg 28%
Calcium 196mg 15%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 58mg 14%
Potassium 419mg 9%
Zinc 4mg 36%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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