Fantastic Taco Casserole

INGREDIENTS

SERVINGS 7-9 UNITS

1 lb ground beef
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
2 cups monterey jack cheese, divided (or mixed cheddar, jack etc.)
1 cup salsa (I prefer mild, but if you would like to kick it up a notch, go for it)
2 green onions, chopped
1 (2 1/3 ounce) cansliced black olives
1 tomatoes, chopped
2 cups corn chips (coarsely crushed or chopped)

DIRECTIONS

Brown ground beef and drain

Add taco seasoning and cook according to package directions, adding proper amount of water

Put corn chips on bottom of 8×8″ dish

Cook refried beans on stove until hot

Add 1 cup cheese and 1 cup salsa. Stir until combined

Pour beans over corn chips in dish

Add beef to top of beans

Sprinkle remaining cheese over top

Sprinkle green onions and black olives over cheese

Bake in a 375 degree oven until the cheese is sufficiently melted

Take out of oven and sprinkle chopped tomatoes on top. Wait 1-2 minutes and then serve

I have made this recipe at least 50 times. I love it because the ingredients list isn’t complicated and, based on the layers.