Recipe by Pepper Monkey
This is a delicious casserole that will remind you of getting a large order of nachos at your favorite restaurant. It looks spectacular coming out of the oven, and it tastes awesome. Just like a big plate of nachos. You might even want to bring this to your next social gathering as an appetizer. To cut the heat down omit the jalapeño pepper and hot sauce, or adjust to your liking.
Top Review by msjill111
These are really great. Wonderful flavor and an added plus is using up the leftovers is endless-you could put them in flour torillos, taco shells, even a breakfast omelette and you can add or take away any ingrediant you don't care for. I made these for me and my grandson and he's still in there eating them-he prefers them without the chips but I love them either way. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing Pepper Monkey-love your name LOL. Thanks again!
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 cup water
- 2 (1 1/4 ounce) envelopes taco seasoning mix (low sodium ok)
- 1 (4 ounce) canchopped green chili peppers
- 2 (15 ounce) cans refried beans
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 1⁄2 cups chopped tomatoes
- 1⁄2 cup chopped green onions or 1⁄2 cup chives
- 1 (5 ounce) cansliced black olives
- 1 jalapeno, chopped and seeded
- 1 (13 ounce) baggolden tortilla chips or 1 (13 ounce) bagregular tortilla chips
- salt and pepper
- hot sauce
- sour cream
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease 9x13-inch baking dish.
- Brown ground beef.
- Stir in water, taco seasoning, chilies, jalapeño pepper, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
- Spread refried beans in bottom of baking dish and top with beef mixture.
- Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes or until bubbly.
- Remove from oven sprinkle with cheese tomato, onions and olives.
- Arrange 18-20 tortilla chips around edges of baking dish.
- Bake uncovered for another 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
- Remove and let cool for 5 minutes.
- Top with sour cream, guacamole or fresh salsa.
- Serve with remaining chips.