Cobre Valley Casserole

Cobre Valley Casserole
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

"We live in southeastern Arizona, in a part of the state known as Cobre Valley. 'Cobre' is a Spanish word for copper, which is mined here. Variations of this recipe have been enjoyed in this area for many years."

— Carolyn Deming, Miami, Ariz.

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8
Servings
391
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  ground beef
  • medium onion, chopped
  • celery ribs, chopped
  • envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/4  Cup  water
  • Two  16-ounce cans refried beans
  • One  4-ounce can chopped green chiles (optional)
  • 1  Cup  shredded Cheddar cheese
  • green onions, sliced
  • large tomato, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/3  Cup  sliced ripe olives
  • 1 1/2  Cup  crushed tortilla chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, and celery over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Drain the fat from the beef and stir in the taco seasoning, water, beans, and green chiles, if desired. 

Transfer to a greased 11-by-7-inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until heated through. Top with cheese, green onions, tomato, olives, and chips. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
61mg
20%
Carbohydrate, by difference
27g
21%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
72µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
212mg
21%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
57µg
14%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
53mg
17%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
454mg
65%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
658mg
44%
Water
60g
2%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Casserole Shopping Tip

Ingredients like rice, pasta, and beans make for great casserole bases -– they are inexpensive, come in a variety of sizes and flavors, and can stretch meat and vegetables a long way.

Casserole Cooking Tip

Cut ingredients into similar-sized pieces to ensure even cooking and add any ingredients that cook quickly towards the end.