Ingredients for Tex Mex Bake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. spray a 9 x 9" baking dish with cooking spray.
Break 2 C. tortilla chips and scatter evenly in the bottom of the baking dish and set aside.
1 pound lean ground meat of your choice browned and seasoned with 1 package taco seasoning
1 can re-fried beans
1 C. salsa
Combine above ingredients and spread evenly over the corn chips.
In a another bowl combine:
1 can of black beans rinsed and drained
1 can of corn drained
1 C. cheese
1/4 c. fresh cilantro chopped
1/2 pkg. taco seasoning
Stir together and spread atop the meat layer.
Top with additional:
1 C. cheese
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until heated though and bubbling.
Remove from the oven and top with:
1/2 C. sliced black olives
1 C. diced fresh tomatoes
2 T. chopped fresh cilantro, optional
Serve with tortilla chips, fresh made guacamole, and sour cream.
3 ripe avocados
1 large lime ( 2 T. lime juice minimum)
1/2 chopped sweet onion
1 diced tomato
1/4 C. cilantro
1 seeded and diced jalapeno pepper, optional
1/2 t. kosher salt
Add the lime juice to the bottom of a medium bowl and mash the avocado into it stirring to combine.
We like chunky avocado and leave it in larger pieces. The lime adds delicious flavor and keeps the spread an beautiful color. We like to taste the lime a little! Add the remaining ingredients and enjoy!