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Potatoes Rancheros Casserole


Betty Crocker recipe

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5 servings

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  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 box (4.7 oz) Betty Crocker® au gratin potatoes
  • 2 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded taco-seasoned or Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips



Step 1

1.Heat oven to 400ºF.
2.Cook beef in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir together Potatoes, Sauce Mix, boiling water and milk in ungreased 2-quart casserole. Stir in beef and 1/2 cup of the cheese.
3.Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Sprinkle chips over casserole; sprinkle remaining cheese over chips. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 2 minutes before serving.

Do-Ahead Tip
If you're really a planner, consider cooking up several pounds of beef ahead of time and freezing it in resealable plastic bags in 1/2-pound (1-cup) batches. Then you’ll have it on hand for yummy dishes like this!
Serve With
If your family loves salsa, serve it with this Mexican-style casserole.
Replace taco-seasoned cheese with pizza-seasoned cheese and use crushed crisp breadsticks instead of the tortilla chips. Sprinkle hot casserole with sliced ripe olives, and you have Pizza Potatoes Casserole!
Nutrition Information:
Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)Calories 330(Calories from Fat 140),Total Fat 16g(Saturated Fat 7g,Trans Fat 1/2g),Cholesterol 50mg;Sodium 750mg;Total Carbohydrate 32g(Dietary Fiber 1g,Sugars 2g),Protein 16g;Percent Daily Value*:Calcium ;Exchanges:2 Starch;0 Fruit;0 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;1 Lean Meat;1/2 High-Fat Meat;1 1/2 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:2;*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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