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South-of-the-Border Special Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ruth Johnson
Added: Monday, October 6, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups water
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
2 T. chili powder
1/4 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1 15-oz. can red kidney beans, drained
1/2 of a 1-pound pkg. plain or nacho-flavored tortilla chips, coarsely crushed
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped, pitted ripe olives
1 8-oz. carton sour cream, may choose to leave off and serve separately

Directions:
Directions:
In skillet, brown beef, onion and garlic. Drain fat. Stir in water, tomato sauce, chili powder and oregano. Pour half the mixture into a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Top with half the beans and half the chips. Repeat layering. Cover and bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes or until heated through. Top with remaining ingredients and serve. Serves: 8-10

 

 

 

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