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Friday, June 10, 2011

Nacho Casserole

My oldest son is a nacho lover. Whenever we go out to eat....and it doesn't matter where....if nachos are on the menu, he's going to get them. Minus tomatoes. None of my kids like tomatoes. Why is that? They really don't know what they're missing, do they? This dish is SO much easier than making individual plates of nachos for everyone. It all goes in one dish, heat it up and serve it with chips and you're done! And my nacho lovin' boy? He LOVED this! Score!!



Nacho Casserole



1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
1 4-ouncel can sliced olives
1 cup salsa
1 16 ounce can refried beans
3 green onions, chopped
2 cups shredded cheese
1 tomato, diced
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
Sour cream
Guacamole
Tortilla chips

Saute onion in a little olive oil. Add ground beef and cook through. Season with salt, pepper and cumin. Set aside.

In the bottom of a 9x11 inch casserole dish, spread the refried. Sprinkle meat over beans. Spread chilies over meat then add the shredded cheese. Drizzle salsa over cheese.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onion, olives and tomatoes. Dollop with sour cream and guacamole. serve with chips on the side.

Serves about 6


These are the things I used to make this. But whatever you like on your nachos will work. Use chicken instead of beef!
These are the things I used to make this. 
But whatever you like on your nachos will work.
 Use chicken instead of beef!
 
Brown the onions and ground beef then throw in the spices. You could use a taco mix in place of the spices, if ya wanna.
Brown the onions and ground beef 
then throw in the spices. You could use a taco mix 
in place of the spices, if ya wanna.
 
Spread the beans into the bottom of the pan.
Spread the beans into the bottom of the pan.
 
Sprinkle the meat over the beans.
Sprinkle the meat over the beans.
 
Sprinkle the green chilies over the meat.
Sprinkle the green chilies over the meat.
 
Sprinkle the cheese over the chilies then sprinkle the salsa over the cheese. Wow, this is a lot of sprinkling!
Sprinkle the cheese over the chilies then sprinkle 
the salsa over the cheese. Wow, this is a lot of sprinkling!
 
Bake it up then top...or sprinkle...with the green onions, olives and tomatoes. You'll notice that mine only has tomatoes on one end so my kids don't think I'm trying to poison them or something.
Bake it up then top...or sprinkle...with the green 
onions, olives and tomatoes. You'll notice that mine only has tomatoes on one end so my kids don't think I'm trying to poison them or something.

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