Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Great for any gathering, party, friends, munchie attack,etc. Feel free to double this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the onion, green pepper, and garlic, and cook gently, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until soft but not browned.
  2. Add the tomatoes and chili and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Stir in the chili powder and paprika and cook for 3 minutes, then add the refried beans, breaking them up with a fork.
  4. Add the measured water and cook, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes, until the mixture thickens.
  5. Spoon the beans into the middle of a baking dish, arrange the tortilla chips around the edge and sprinkle with cumin.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese over the beans and tortilla chips.
  7. Bake in a 400* oven for 15-20 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  8. Sprinkle the paprika in a lattice pattern on top.
  9. Chop scallions, cut avocado in cubes and scatter them on top.
  10. Place dollops of sour cream and black olives evenly around top and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Thank you! It was something that my stepson and I totally enjoyed for an easy dinner. I've had a craving for nachos, and this helped. Thank you!

phoenixarising04 December 10, 2011

I made this exactly as stated. I enjoyed this SO MUCH while watching football yesterday (I ended up eating it ALL, by myself!!). This was so much better than the store-bought stuff in a jar. I tend to find that stuff too "vinegar-y", but this was not, AT ALL!! And I loved the addition of the refried beans, which made it a "heartier" dip. I will be making my salsa from now on. Thank You SO MUCH. Made in memory of your dear husband, October,2010.

kellychris October 18, 2010

Although I somewhat tweaked this a bit this was one great recipe enjoyed during the football game. I added a 1/4 teaspoon on chili powder, and paprika, used 2 cloves garlic, and added a slight bit more cheddar cheese, these were the way we like em, nice and spicy. Very much enjoyed during the ASuper Bowl. Made for PRMR tag.

weekend cooker February 08, 2010

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