We make it now and the kids love it. We also make it when camping. This is great to make for a crowd - just add more ground beef, another can of refried beans and another can of tomatoes. You can also use vegan ground "beef" or grond turkey. I use spices in this but - for the flavorng challenged use taco seasoning.
Another great thing about this recipe is the ability to customize the toppings. You can top it with all of the taco stuff or you can use what you like - this ends the Ion't like tomatoes or lettuce" or whatever discussions.
What you need:
refried beans (a 150z can)
tomatoes with green chilies
salt and pepper
I use chili powder (this time plain San Antonio Chili powder)
and crushed red peppers
We top ours with
Brown the ground beef in a dutch ovenwith your spices or taco seasoning.
Dice the onion and garlic and add to the meat mixture.
When the meat is browned and the onions transluscent, add the refried beans
and the tomatoes Mix it all up and let it simmer for about 15 minutes
To serve line a bowl with tortilla chips ladle on the meat mixture and top with whatever makes your socks go up and down.
Nice, easy and a crowd pleaser :-)