4th time making this. It is a staple now. Get a LARGE tomato. Those tangy fresh bits really liven up the whole dish. I make the recipe just as it says, the only difference is that I use one large can of corn and 2 different types of beans, and I try my hardest to keep it that way, because it's just so perfect the way it is. The first time, I followed advice saying that it was too dry, so I didn't use enough tortilla chips, but if you follow the recipe, it is not too dry. It is just right. I use HOT Pace Picante sauce instead of "fresh salsa" so maybe that makes it wet enough for the chips.
*to get the flavor of the toasted corn, make sure you at least get yellow corn chips, not white like Tostitos. I use a brand that my frugal husband got when I sent him to the store called "Calidad" and the flavor is going towards Fritos, but not QUITE as strong. Maybe use half Fritos, half Tostitos if you don't have Calidad.
** I made this for dinner the other night and shared with my coworker, and now I'm taking it to a Pot Luck at work tonight. So I went photo crazy while I was making it. It's not THAT good, to where I would obsess with it, but it IS a hit with the dudes, and I work in an Air Force maintenance shop... they make me think it's amazing.
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4th time making this. It is a staple now. Get a LARGE tomato. Those tangy fresh bits really...