A normal Bates Fourth of July party required at least 4 batches as an appetizer.
Brown 1 1/2 lb. ground beef (I like lean chili ground beef) and drain off the grease.
In flat baking pan, spread evenly in layers:
32 ounce (2 small cans or 1 big one) Refried beans
3 ounce can of Ortega diced green chilis (Other brands work, but get DICED)
16 ounces Salsa (Note pick the heat you want, this is all the heat)
Cover with 1 Cup mixed Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese. (More if desired)
Bake at 300 for 25 minutes.
Cover mix with:
2 Cups Guacamole dip (Calvado frozen)
2 Cups Sour Cream
Decorate with small can of sliced black olives and chopped green onions.
Serve with the heartiest tortilla chips you can find.