Easy Mexican Ground Beef Casserole

  •  1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 onion , chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes 14 oz
  • 1 can pinto beans 16 oz
  • 2 cups tortilla chips crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup black olives sliced
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 375F

Add the ground beef to a skillet over medium-high heat and cook, breaking it up as you stir, until cooked through. Add the onion and jalapeño. Cook until the onion becomes translucent.( Pour off grease if needed). Stir in the taco seasoning, then the diced tomatoes, and beans. Simmer for 5 minutes.. Sprinkle the tortilla chips evenly into the bottom of a 9×13″ casserole dish. Layer the meat mixture over the tortilla chips, then spread the sour cream over the meat. Finally, top with olives and cheese.. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish with green onion and serve

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