Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Macho Nachos

I don't know about your house, but it is truly March Madness around here.  My husband has been glued to the television set four days straight.  (Let's not even talk about the basketball he was lucky enough to watch in person.)  When I was making the grocery list for the week his requests were "Velveeta cheese, Ro*Tel, tortilla chips and salsa."  Then he re-iterated, "A lot." So that told me his plans included basketball and queso.  And nothing to do with eating a normal dinner at the table away from the tv.  Which was fine with Little Devil and I.  We had lots of Top Chef episodes to catch up on in the bedroom.  I found the perfect dish to serve as a meal.  It's really more of a "hearty appetizer" but we made a meal out of it.  Kind of like we do with my Texas Stuff recipe.  (Which also happens to be the perfect game watching food.) A big serving of this cheesy, meaty stuff, along with a pile of tortilla chips and some fresh guacamole and sour cream made the perfect boy food for basketball watching.  I promptly named it Macho Nachos haha!
Macho Nachos.
The perfect boy food for watching basketball.
March Madness!

Macho Nachos

1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans
1 1/2 pound shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 (4 ounce) can green chiles
2 jars Taco Bell medium taco sauce
6 green onions, chopped

Top with:
sour cream
shredded lettuce
chopped tomatoes
black olives
pickled jalapenos

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large skillet brown ground beef and onion, and drain.  Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan heat the two cans of refried beans until smooth.  Spread the beans into a large casserole dish and top with half of the green chiles, half of the cheese, and half of the taco sauce.  Next layer all of the ground beef mixture, followed by the remaining taco sauce, the remaining green chiles, the remaining cheese.  Sprinkle with green onions and bake until the cheese is melted and the whole thing is bubbly.  Spoon portions on top of tortilla chips and top with sour cream and guacamole

Prep Time:  Approximately 15 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 30 minutes

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