Toni, otherwise known as Happy, has become one of my heroes over the last 6mos? year? however long it's been since I started reading her blog. Whether she knows it or not, she's taught me a lot about saving money and raising lots of kids, though of course the former skills are getting more practice currently than the latter. Oh yeah, and she always has great, easy, inexpensive recipes. I recently made one that she posted not long ago and - surprise, surprise - it was a hit! You can find her Nacho Bake recipe here. I used black beans (couldn't find a can of kidneys lying around... haha), and added a can each of diced tomatoes and corn to the meat/bean mix. The hardest part was spreading the refried beans around, but this is not a recipe that has to be perfect - which is why I like it!! As she suggested, I served it with sour cream. It probably would be good with guacamole too, but I didn't think to take a package out of the freezer soon enough. The 9"x13" served the 2 of us with enough left for at least one more meal, if not two - and I didn't put any sides or extras with it. Well, unless you count the cupcake and cookie that we shared for dessert... courtesy of the St. Patrick's Day party put on by the 6th grade cooking class at school.
Are you salivating yet? If not, this should get you started: