1 tbsp instant minced onion
1 tsp garlic powder
1 can (8-oz) refried beans
1 can (4-oz) chopped green chilies
1/2 cup taco sauce (watch sugar content)
48 round tortilla chips
1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
Sour cream for garnish, if desired
Chopped green onion for sprinkling, if desired
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large skillet over medium heat brown the ground beef with the onion until beef is cooked. Drain mixture in a colander and wipe out the skillet with a paper towel.
Return the beef/onion mixture to the skillet and add the garlic powder, beans, chilies, and taco sauce, cooking while stirring until bubbly and heated through.
Lay the tortilla chips out in a single layer on baking sheet/s. Top each chip with a heaping tablespoonful of the beef mixture. Sprinkle the cheese over the beef mixture.
Bake at 375 degrees for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Top with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with chopped green onion, if desired.
Note: The ground beef and beans make this a good diabetic snack/appetizer. There is plenty of protein to counter balance the carbs.