Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is one of the best dips, the amounts listed is enough about 15-20 people but may be cut in half if desired. I have served this many times at my get togethers and everyone loves it --- this may be prepared in advance up to step#8 refrigerated and baked later --- see my Kittencal's Red Enchilada or Taco Sauce
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 fresh minced garlic cloves (optional) or 2 garlic powder (optional)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- salt or seasoning salt
- 1 (14 ounce) can refried beans
- 2 (4 ounce) cans green chilies, drained and chopped
- 3⁄4 lb monterey jack cheese (or to taste) or 3⁄4 lb mild cheddar cheese, finey shredded (or to taste)
- 3⁄4 cup taco sauce (mild or spicy, I like the spicy!)
- 1 large avocados or 1 (6 ounce) package frozen avocado dip
- 1 1⁄4 cups sour cream
- 3⁄4 cup black olives, sliced
- tostados or tortilla chips
- Lighty grease a shallow 3-quart oven-proof dish.
- In a frypan, brown the ground beef with onion and garlic (if using), crumbling with a fork into fine pieces; drain, season with salt (or seasoning salt if using).
- Spread the refried beans into the bottom of the dish.
- Top the green chilies over beans.
- Top with cooked beef over beans.
- Top with shredded cheese.
- Drizzle taco sauce over all.
- AT THIS POINT, you may cover and refrigerate to bake later.
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.
- Spread the mashed avocado over baked mixture.
- Then top with sour cream.
- Sprinkle/garnish with chopped green onions and olives.
- Serve with Tortilla chips.
- **NOTE** if preparing this in advance and refrigerating, you might want to bake it longer than 20 minutes.
Can't say enough good things about this dip. I have made this recipe 2 times so far and on both occasions were LOVED by my guests!!! I used the mild taco sauce, but I find that it lacked some zing. So, next time I will get the medium spicy one for sure! This nacho dip is super yummy and very easy to put together. Thanks, KITTENCAL, for all your yummy recipes. Keep them coming! :)
All my kids could say was MMM MMM!!! I actually bought all the ingredients to make this for work the next day, but I wanted to have my family try it out first. I will definitely be making this soon for my co-workers. Thanks again Kittencal!!
I've been making this dip for years. I think I found the recipe in an old Sunset Mexican Cookbook. You are right -- it is gobbled up quickly and is pretty easy to make -- especially being able to do some of it ahead of time (as you pointed out). My husband loves to wrap it up in a flour tortilla and eat it that way also. So somtimes I will make it as a main dish and serve it with the corn and flour tortillas. Excellent recipe.