Pinto Bean Taco Casserole

This is a quick casserole to put together and is easily doubled to make two dishes for a large crowd.

This is a quick casserole to put together and is easily doubled to make two dishes for a large crowd.

Ingredients:

1 package (9 oz.) organic tortilla chips (blue, white, or yellow corn)
2 cans (30 oz. ea.) pinto beans, rinsed or drained (3 cups cooked)
1 can (15 oz.) organic whole kernel corn, drained (1 ¾ cup)
1 can (14 ½ oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
3 Tbsp. taco seasoning (homemade)
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded organic cheddar cheese

Optional toppings: Shredded lettuce, sour cream/plain yogurt, and salsa)

Preparation:

Crush tortilla chips and sprinkle into a greased 13 in. x 9 in. x 2 in. baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine beans, corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce and taco seasoning.  Mix well.

Pour mixture over chips.

Sprinkle with cheese.  Bake, uncovered at 350º for 18 – 25 minutes or until heated through.

Serve with lettuce, plain organic yogurt or sour cream, and salsa if desired.

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