This is a really easy and nice tasting Tex-Mex meal. It comes to us from Colleen Sowa over at JustaPinch.
I made a half recipe by halving all the ingredients and eliminating one of the types of beans (the chili beans).
As with most recipes you can swap out plenty of ingredients. Use the beans you wish and the cheeses.
At the end, I’ll offer you a couple of additions I intend to make next time. The flavors blend perfectly and there are the usual “Mexican” toppings to jazz it up and make it wonderful.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 pkg taco seasoning mix ( I use my own salt, pepper, granulated garlic and onion, chili pepper, cumin mix)
- 1 can regular size refried beans
- 1 can regular sized chili beans
- 1 bag corn chips
- 1 28oz can enchilada sauce (hot or mild or your own homemade) about 3 1/2 cups
- 3 cups shredded cheese of your choice
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Cook the ground beef until done, adding the seasonings as the meat cooks.
- Put the beans into a sauce pan and add just enough water to make it easily spreadable (1/3 approx) **I also added a fresh jalapeno for more warmth.
- Begin assembly but putting a layer of the chips into a casserole dish until it is nicely covered.
- Add half the meat.
- Add half the bean mixture.
- Then half the cheese.
- Cover with chips again.
- Use half the enchilada sauce.
- Meat, beans, chips, sauce and ending with cheese
- Bake for about 1/2 hour.
Serves: 6 easily
Serve with: homemade salsa, sour cream, avocado slices or guacamole, shredded cabbage (which works better than lettuce and adds some nice crunch.
NOTE: Next time I’m going to add layers of corn, cuz I love corn, and I think I may lay a bed of chips on the plate for added crunch as well. In any case the taste is great here, and that’s the most important. Feel free to make your own homemade refried beans if you wish as well. There are not any chilis in this so I did add a chopped fresh jalapeno to the refried beans. Also consider adding some fresh crumbling cheese such as queso fresca at the table as well.
- Refried Beans (alfhana.wordpress.com)