This recipe has been around the family circle for many, many years. We always made it 5 or 6 times a year. I think my Mom came up with the recipe...not sure of that...what I do know is we all loved mexican food so it was a croud pleaser and a family favorite!
1PREHEAT: Oven to 350 degrees F.
PREPARE: Large casserole dish by spraying lightly with nonstick cooking spray, (Pam).
IN: Large skillet, brown ground-beef and black pepper.
ADD: 1/2 to 3/4 of chopped onion and green chilies, and olive oil (for flavor) to beef while it is browning. Set aside.
IN: Lg. sauce pan, warm enchilata sauce, soups and pinto beans.
BEGIN: Layering casserole dish with sauce mixture, then beef mixture, cheese, tortilla chips, sauce mixture, beef mixture, cheese, tortilla chips, etc.
until all mixtures are used except cheese and remaining onions.
TOP: Casserole with cheese and onions.
BAKE: Covered loosely with aluminum foil for about 30-45 minutes.
SERVE: Hot with tossed lettuce and tomato salad and tortilla chips.
MAKES A DELICIOUS MEAL!
2***Have some "Margarita Cake" for dessert! ... (If you have room for it...)