El Dorado Beef Casserole

El Dorado Beef Casserole

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"This casserole is an old family favorite, easy to prepare and very popular at family gatherings."


1 h 5 m servings 477 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 477 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 32.8 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 23.6 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 1381 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and drain. Stir in instant minced onion, garlic salt, tomato sauce and olives.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, ricotta cheese and green chiles.
  4. Reserve a few chips to use as garnish and crush the remainder. Put half of the crushed chips in the prepared casserole dish and cover with half of the meat mixture. Cover the meat mixture with half of the sour cream mixture, then add half of the Monterey Jack cheese. Repeat layers.
  5. Bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes. Garnish with reserved whole tortilla chips.
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  1. 52 Ratings


I gave 4 stars because I have been making this casserole for years..but with a few changes that I think make it a 5 star. I never mix all the ingredients up together!..drizzle tomato paste arou...

This has always been a family favorite in my house. We have a few variations you can try to kick it up a notch. Use crushed Doritos (Nacho cheese or Fiery Habenero) as your base layer. Substitut...

The Riccotta Cheese just didn't work with the Mexican ingredients. But I had to give it a try. Sorry...

Hubby really enjoyed this. Told me it was a keeper. He's not one to say much about anything i cook, so he must have liked it pretty well.

Yuck! We thought this was awful. I made this because it used many of the things I had in the house already but will not be making it again.

I thought this dish was average. My husband thought this tasted similar to an enchilada because of the corn taste from the tortilla chips. I wonder if using enchilada sauce instead of tomato sau...

There are no leftovers with this recipe unless I make a double batch! I have been able to easily convert it to vegetarian for my son's family and even my grandson loved it when he was only 18 m...

Very good and easy. I did enjoy this but felt it was more like a dip and I should be dunking my tortilla's and scooping rather than eating like a casserole. Changes I made were, I used ground ch...

My gramma used to make this all the time, though with slight changes! Her variation: 1.5 pounds of ground beef, use a whole chopped onion instead of the minced and cook with the beef, 1 teaspoon...