Spicy Beef & Refried Bean Nacho Bake

Dish type


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 can (16 oz) refried beans
  • 1 jar (15 to 16 oz) hot thick and chunky salsa
  • 3 tbsp chopped pickled jalapeno
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bag (13 oz) tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 cups medium tomatoes (about 1 pound) chopped
  • Sliced green onions, guacamole and/or sour cream (optional)


Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
6 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In large skillet, cook beef, garlic and oil over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, breaking up meat with side of spoon. Stir in chili powder and coriander. Stir in refried beans, salsa and jalapeños. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove skillet from heat; stir in salt.
  2. In bottom of 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish, layer half the tortilla chips, then top with half the beef mixture. Repeat layers of chips and beef mixture. Evenly sprinkle cheese over top. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown. Evenly sprinkle with tomatoes, and green onions, if desired. Serve with guacamole and sour cream, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving
Calories 583, Total Fat 36g, Saturated Fat 12g, Cholesterol 73mg, Sodium 1233 mg, Carbohydrate 49g, Protein 25g
Total Fat36g
Saturated Fat12g
Sodium1233 mg