Rose Mary Mogan


If you are having a party, or attending one, and need to bring a dish, this is the dish to bring. It is cheesy, has lots of meat, and a ton of flavor, and is always a big hit at any party. Serve it with lots of Tortilla chips, Guacomole, sour Cream & Salsa, and they will be asking for the recipe. Each time I take this to a party there is never any left.

I made this one for my husbands work party, by his special request. It is best served hot but I have known my neighbors to dig in and eat it cold. You and your guest will not be disappointed with this tasty appetizer, that fills you up.

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15 to 20 depending on serving size


40 Min


35 Min




4 lb
ground round or lean ground beef
1 Tbsp
5 clove
garlic minced
4 can(s)
refried beans (16 oz)
2 can(s)
diced tomatoes with green chilies 10 oz. drained
1 large
can black olives, drained & chopped
4 pkg
taco seasoning mix
1 lb
shredded sharp or mild cheddar cheese
1 lb
shredded monterey jack cheese
1 jar(s)
medium or mild salsa (1 lb 8 oz.)
garnish 6 sweet mini peppers assorted colors


chopped green onions, jalapeno peppers(optional)
chunky salsa, sour cream
3-4 pkg
tortilla chips

Directions Step-By-Step

PRE HEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. Spray a 9X15 size baking dish with cooking spray and set aside till needed.
Add ground Round to a large pot, add cumin, minced garlic and taco seasoning packets. Cook over medium high heat, and stir as ground beef begins to cook. When completely cooked, drain excess liquid in a colander or strainer. set aside till needed.
Next Line prepared dish with 2 cans of the refried beans. I slice mine then place the rounds in the dish and using a spatula, press down on them to bring them together to cover the entire bottom.
Next drain 1 can of tomatoes, then sprinkle over the beans. then chop the black olives and add along with tomatoes. Then top that with half of the salsa.
Now add a good portion of the cooked ground meat, be generous, then press down on it with hand, so you can top it with shredded cheeses. Repeat till you have used all of the ingredients.
Top the top layer with meat, and then add a generous amount of the shredded cheeses. Place the sweet peppers into the casserole, and then bake.
Place dish on a large cookie sheet to catch any potential drips while cooking. Then place in oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until cheese is hot and bubbly. Remove from oven and serve while still hot with the accompaniments.

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