12 large baked tortilla chips
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup refried beans
2 Tbsp chunky salsa
Arrange chips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle cheese evenly over chips. Spoon 1 tsp. beans over each chip; top with 1/2 tsp. salsa. Heat in the oven at 350* until cheese has melted. Makes 2 servings.
Variation: Don’t measure anything. Just spread a layer of chips to cover the baking sheet. Then sprinkle desired amount of cheese over top. Then put “blobs” of refried beans over everything. Heat in the oven as above, but save the salsa on the side for dipping.
For a real gourmet treat, replace the beans, or add cooked ground beef with taco seasoning (I make my own instead of buying the packages at the store) and serve with sour cream and/or guacamole. Make a big meal of it by having shredded lettuce, chopped cucumbers, chopped tomatoes, chopped peppers, green onions, etc. on the side. You can make individual taco salads on your plates. Make it a buffet meal!