This one is a real winner at our house, and has also been popular at any pot-lucks I have taken it to.
I have had this recipe since 1984, and have made it many times. It is truly one of our favorites.
Brown 2 pounds ground beef with a large onion.
Drain if needed.
Add 1 or 2 cloves garlic and 2 cans diced green chilis, salt and pepper.
In a 9X13 pan:
Layer the bottom with tortilla chips, crush them a bit into place.
Add a layer of the meat mixture.
Add a layer of grated cheese. Use lots of cheese. (I buy the grated "Fiesta Blend" cheese at Walmart.)
Add another layer of tortilla chips, pressing into place as before, more meat, cheese, ect, until all is used up.
Pour 2 cans of chicken with rice soup over the top. (store brand works fine)
Now add 2/3 cup water around the edges of the pan.
Bake at 400* until hot throughout, 20-30 minutes.