Sunday, May 17, 2015
Then I found this recipe.
It reminds me a lot of the tostada recipe I use but with chips instead (and quicker). So I decided to give it a try.
I am happy to report that we have a new "easy go to" recipe!
1 lb browned ground beef (I always use 1.5 because that is how it comes packaged)
1 envelope Taco seasoning (or a homemade version which is what we do)
1 can refried beans (in the future, I will use two...I only had one on hand this time)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup cheese (I use a Mexican mix)
Optional: Sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, olives, etc.
Preheat oven to 400.
Add taco seasoning to ground beef according to package directions. Since I use homemade seasoning, I just added about 1/2 cup water. Simmer for just a little bit.
In a casserole dish (or in a cast iron skillet which is what I did), spread the refried beans.
Sprinkle the onion on top. I also added some cilantro just because I love cilantro.
Spread ground beef on top.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Top with cheese.
Bake for an additional 5 minutes.
The original recipe suggests tucking the chips around the edges of the mixture for the last 5 minutes but we ended up just putting some of this on our own chips.
Like I said, simple but good.
As you can see, I added avocado, sour cream, and salsa.