°Taco Seasoning (or you can use a bag/serving of store-bought taco seasoning)

°1 pound ground beef

°1/2 yellow onion, diced

°2 bags tortilla chips (16 ounces each)

°1 can fried beans

°16 ounces grated cheese of choice (I used cheddar and Monterey jack)

°3 Roma tomatoes, diced

°2 to 3 green onions, sliced


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Meanwhile, on the stovetop, brown the ground beef and diced onions over medium-high heat until completely cooked (about 8 minutes) and drain.

Return the beef to the pan and sprinkle with the taco seasoning.

Stir in 3/4 cup water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes.

While the beef is cooking, place a generous layer of chips on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Spread half of the beans over each pan. These are thick, but I just added spoon fulls all over the fries. (The spoon fulls will spread with the heat of the oven.)

Pour half the ground beef into each frying pan.

Sprinkle with grated cheese on top.

Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with diced tomatoes and green onions.

Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Make sure your tortilla chips are thick and sturdy. NO thin chips. I recommend Kirkland organic tortilla chips from Costco, or a similar brand.

I wrote this recipe with entertaining in mind. If you do this for a small crown (4 to 6), I think half the recipe would work very well. Simply change the number of servings on the recipe card to adjust all measurements.