Frito Pie Casserole

A tasty, family friendly casserole that combines Frito chips, beef, enchilada sauce, and beans. Add your favorite toppings and you’ll be going back for seconds!

Being a mom of three kids, I tend to keep all my dinners kid friendly. No mom wants to put dinner together and hear nothing but complaints from the kids, right?! Well, this casserole had each of my kids, hubby included, going back for seconds and requesting I make this again that same week! Impressive, huh?!

The best part of this dish is the simplicity of it! I made it in under ten minutes, on my way out the door to go pick my kids up from school. Once dinnertime rolled around, I popped this in the oven, made a salad to accompany it, and dinner was done!

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I used ground turkey, but of course, beef works great too! Only six ingredients needed, this budget friendly meal even reheats great for leftovers the next day!

Add your favorite toppings such as sour cream, salsa, avocado, tomatoes, etc. and change it up to meet your liking! I used diced jalapenos on top of mine for an added kick, so if you want to cut the heat out, try diced green chilies or even green onions!

Hope your family enjoys this just as much as mine did!!

Frito Pie Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

A budget friendly, kid approved casserole that is packed with flavor. Crunchy Fritos, beef or turkey, beans, and enchilada sauce....you'll be going back for seconds!!

Servings: 8
Author: The Cookin' Chicks
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 2 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 30 oz. ranch style beans
  • 20 oz. enchilada sauce
  • 9.75 oz. fritos
  • 4 oz diced jalapenos (or green chilies)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Toppings of choice: Sour Cream, Avocado, Salsa
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 pan.

  2. In a skillet, cook the beef or turkey over medium heat until no longer pink.

  3. Drain fat.

  4. Stir in the minced onion, taco seasoning, enchilada sauce, and beans.

  5. Pour half the bag of Fritos into prepared pan.

  6. Top with meat mixture.

  7. Sprinkle cheese and remaining Fritos on top of meat.

  8. Sprinkle diced jalapenos or chilies on top of the Fritos and place pan in preheated oven.

  9. Bake for about 25 minutes.

  10. Serve with favorite toppings! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from: Plain Chicken

 

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