James Family Cookbook


6 servings


50 minutes

total time


1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 lb. ground beef

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp. taco seasoning

kosher salt

1 (15-oz.) can refried beans

1/4 c. water

1 large bag tortilla chips

2 c. shredded cheddar

2 c. Shredded Monterey jack

1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained

1/2 c. pickled jalapeños

1 large tomato, diced

1 avocado, diced

1/4 c. thinly sliced green onions

1/4 c. fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

Sour cream, for drizzling

Hot sauce, for drizzling


Preheat oven to 425º and line a large baking sheet with foil. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes more. Drain fat.

Add garlic and taco seasoning and season with salt. Cook until meat is well browned and slightly crispy, 5 minutes more. Add refried beans and water to skillet and stir until combined.

Add half the tortilla chips and top with beef-bean mixture, half the cheese, half the black beans, and half the pickled jalapeños. Repeat one more layer.

Bake until cheese is melty, 15 minutes.

Scatter with tomato, avocado, green onions, and cilantro. Drizzle with sour cream and hot sauce and serve immediately.


Serving Size




Total Fat

364 g

Saturated Fat

140 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

8 g


754 mg


6964 mg

Total Carbohydrate

325 g

Dietary Fiber

82 g

Total Sugars

24 g


265 g

6 servings


50 minutes

total time
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