Tortilla Chip Casserole
1 pound Ground Beef
2 8 ounce cans Tomato Sauce
3 teaspoons Chili Powder (1 teaspoon will go into the beans)
2 1/2 cups Tortilla Chips, broken and crushed
1 15 ounce can Refried Beans
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
In a skillet, over medium heat, brown the Ground Beef. Add 1 1/2 cans of the Tomato Sauce, 2 teaspoons Chili Powder and 2 cups of the broken Tortilla Chips. Spray the bottom of 8”x8” baking dish with Pam cooking spray and add the mixture to it. In the same skillet, heat and combine Refried Beans and the remaining 1/2 can of Tomato Sauce and the 1 teaspoon Chili Powder. Spread the beans evenly over the top of the meat mixture. Bake at 350˚ for 15 to 20 minutes, just to heat through. Top the casserole with the reserved 1/2 cup crushed Tortilla Chips and then the Cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes, to melt the cheese.
You can top this casserole with salsa, guacamole or sour cream, or all...or, eat it as it is.