I found a version of this dip on the internet, and brought it to an activity last night, having never made it - but I could tell by the ingredient list that it had to be good! The whole pan vanished in minutes along with a Costco size bag of chips, so I think you all agreed with me! I promised several of you the recipe, so here it is:
Mucho Queso Chip Dip
1 lb ground beef
1 c diced onion
1 16oz jar salsa
2 16oz cans refried beans
2 14oz cans chopped green chiles
1 2oz can sliced black olives, drained
1 8oz pkgs cream cheese, sliced
2 c shredded cheddar cheese (I used cheddar jack)
(Jim Lindsay suggested the addition of garlic and cumin, which I think would be fabulous!)
Cook onions and ground beef til onions are soft and beef is browned and crumbled up. Remove from heat and add salsa, beans, chiles, and olives. Transfer to a 9 x 13 dish. Layer with cream cheese slices. Top with shredded cheese.
Bake at 400 for 15ish minutes (til cheese melts and it is kinda bubbly).
Serve warm with tortilla chips!