Excellent dish. Time consuming but worth it! The leftovers and just as yummy.
This was excellent! Served with warm tortillas, the spanish rice from this site, and mmm mmm good traditional margaritas, everyone loved it. I made only minor changes - used probably double the amount of fajita seasoning and used refried black beans instead of regular. In a pinch I would use storebought chips, but the homemade were fabulous, really made it impressive, and were well worth the effort, which really wasn't that big of a deal (made the day before and put in airtight container). The only thing I would do differently next time is serve the avacado/guac on the side because if you have leftovers (and you likely will!) it turns brown and looks and tastes ugly, even having added lime juice as a retardant. Definitely give this one a try for your next Mexican feast. It's a keeper!
This is an excellent dish for any party. It takes a lot of work and time, but you can make it simple and easy. For example, you can make the chips and meat a day or so ahead of time and then all you have to do is assemble and bake when you are ready to serve. I also agree with others about buying chips. With so many brands to chose from, you can easily find a comparable chip and save yourself a lot of time. Finally, this recipe makes a ton! I only made 1/4 of the recipe. I highly recommend that unless you are making this as a main dish item for an extremely large family with big appetites, you might want to consider cutting it in half.