1 lb. hamburger
1 can french onion soup, undiluted
1 - 16 oz. can refried beans
1 - 15 oz can chili
1/2 cup water
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
5 cups shredded lettuce
3 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup sliced onions
1 pint sour cream
1 pkg. corn chips (can use any kind; Fritos, Doritos or a combination of them all)
Brown meat. Add undiluted onion soup to meat; bring to a boil, then turn down heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Keep hot until ready to serve. Combine refried beans, chili and water in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until blended. Keep hot.
To serve: Stack them up like haystacks on your plate. (It is a serve yourself process.) Start with the chips, then add the hamburger, then chili/bean mixture, then cheese, then condiments. Yummy!
Source: I found this recipe in "The Children's Friend", an LDS church kid's magazine, when I was little. It was probably about 1974. We have made this ever since. This is great to serve for missionaries. For some reason it is always a hit with them.