Southwest Dip

INGREDIENTS For Meat Mixture:

5 lbs. ground beef
3 cups onions, chopped
1 cup bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup garlic, chopped
2-1.25 ounce packets of taco seasoning
2 ounces jalapenos juice
1/4 cup jalapenos from a jar, finely chopped
1-31 oz can re-fried beans
8 beef bouillon cubes
1 and 1/2  tsp. salt
1/2  tsp. black pepper
1/2  tsp. red pepper

In a large heavy bottom pot, saute ground beef over medium high heat until completely cooked.  Drain off most of the fat and add onions, celery, bell pepper and garlic.  Simmer until wilted and add remaining ingredients.  Simmer about ten minutes longer and keep warm.

INGREDIENTS for Additional garnish:

4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup sliced jalapenos
1/2  cup sliced green onions


Place hot meat mixture in a large casserole or small chaffing dish.  Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and heat in oven until cheese is melted.  Remove from oven and garnish with jalapenos and green onions.  Serve with tortilla chips.