This is another one of my children’s favorite meals. Luckily, it’s easy and quick to make. My children love this dish so much, they often request that we make some to take to potluck suppers and other events.
This recipe can be tailored to suit your tastes. If you like spicy foods, you can use hot sauce or other seasonings with the meat to spice up the dish. If you like your food to be on the mild side as we do, you can skip the spices and add mildly flavored sauce to the food.
When my daughter first started cooking, this was one of her favorite meals to make, mostly because it was “fool-proof”. This dish is very easy to make and always tastes good!
To make this dish, you’ll need:
Salsa(mild, medium or hot depending upon your taste)
2 cans of refried beans(any variety will work, including fat free)
1 pound of ground beef, turkey, or chicken
2 cups of crushed tortilla chips
1 1/2 cups guacamole dip
1 1/2 cup of shredded lettuce and tomatoes
2 cups of shredded cheese(I use the Mexican blend available at our store, but mozzarella also works well)
In a large casserole dish, place the crushed tortilla chips. Cook the ground meat and drain the meat well. Place the meat over the chips. Layer the refried beans over the meat. Spread the guacamole dip over the beans. Mix the shredded lettuce with some salsa and layer over the dip. Heat in the over at 450 degrees for at least 15 minutes, or until the beans are warm. Sprinkle the cheese over the salad and continue to heat the dish until the cheese melts and turns slightly brown.