Nacho Bake

 
I saw an idea on Pinterest for a way to have Nachos in one big casserole and I thought I'd give it my own twist and try it out on my family. WOW! It was delicious. You can make your own, too. And get this! It can feed your family for about $10!

Ingredients:

1 (12 oz) bag tortilla chips
1/2 cup melted butter
1 pound lean ground beef
1 envelope taco seasoning

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese
1 jar (16 oz) picante sauce

(optional)
1 small can sliced black olives, drained
chopped jalapenos
green chilies
chopped tomatoes

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees

Put tortilla chips in a blender and pulse into fine crumbs

Melt butter and mix in chip crumbs

Press into the bottom of a 13 x 9 baking dish. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Set aside.

Cook taco meat per seasoning packet directions

Mix in picante sauce and 1 cup of each kind of cheese. Fold the cooked meat mixture.

Mix the two cheeses together. Stir 1/2 of it into the meat mixture.

(this is where you would stir in any other nacho favorites like olives or jalapenos or whatever)

Scrape entire mixture into the prepared crust.

Sprinkle the remaining cheeses over the top.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is melty and golden