Frito Pie Casserole

Easy Frito Pie Recipe – everyone LOVED this easy recipe! Ground beef, onion, beans, enchilada sauce, crunchy Fritos, and lots of cheese. Top the casserole with your favorite taco toppings. This easy dish is great for busy weeknights and potlucks. Add this to your menu! It is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

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Easy Ground Beef Casserole Recipe

Easy casseroles are our go-to during the week and this Frito Pie Casserole is a family favorite! Layers of Fritos, taco meat, beans, and gooey cheese. How could this not be good? Comfort food at its best! This is a great recipe for a quick weeknight dinner. It is super simple to make and tastes great! Add this to your menu the next time you need a meal the whole family will enjoy!

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How to Make Frito Chili Pie

This recipe is very easy to make with only a few basic ingredients. In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain excess grease. Stir in dried minced onion flakes, beans, and enchilada sauce. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place half a bag of Fritos in the bottom of the baking dish. Spread beef mixture over the crunchy corn chips. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the meat. Top with remaining chips. Bake uncovered until bubbly. Garnish with chopped green onions.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for a lower calorie option.
  • I used Ranch Style Beans in this chili. They are near the chili beans. If you can’t find them, you can substitute chili beans, kidney beans, or pinto beans. Black beans are also delicious.
  • For extra flavor, add a packet of taco seasoning or chili seasonings to the beef mixture.
  • Is Frito Pie spicy? No. If you want a spicier dish, add a can of green chilies or Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies.
  • You can use any shredded cheese that you enjoy. Cheddar cheese, Monterey jack, a Mexican cheese blend, or pepper jack all work great!
  • Can Frito Pie be made in advance? Yes. I suggest making the ground beef mixture ahead of time and refrigerating it until you are ready to assemble and bake the casserole. If you assemble the casserole ahead of time, the Frito chips will get soggy.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Frito Pie

Top the casserole with your favorite toppings – sour cream, black olives, red onion, and salsa. We serve this with Mexican Street Corn Dip and a green salad. This is the perfect dish for busy weeknights or a potluck. We are having some people over to watch football this weekend and this is definitely going on the menu!

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Frito Pie Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Easy Frito Pie Recipe – everyone LOVED this easy recipe! Ground beef, onion, beans, enchilada sauce, crunchy Fritos, and lots of cheese. Top the casserole with your favorite taco toppings. This easy dish is great for busy weeknights and potlucks. Add this to your menu! It is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp dried minced onion flakes
  • 2 (15-oz) cans Ranch Style Beans
  • 2 (10-oz) cans enchilada sauce
  • 1 (9.75-oz) bag Fritos
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped green onions

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain fat. Return meat to pan. Stir in onion flakes, beans and enchilada sauce.
  • Pour half of Fritos into prepared pan. Top with meat mixture. Sprinkle cheese over meat mixture. Top with remaining chips.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped green onions.

Notes:

  • Can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for a lower calorie option.
cans of ranch style beans
  • I used Ranch Style Beans in this chili. They are near the chili beans. If you can’t find them, you can substitute chili beans, kidney beans, or pinto beans. Black beans are also delicious.
  • For extra flavor, add a packet of taco seasoning or chili seasonings to the beef mixture.
  • Is Frito Pie spicy? No. If you want a spicier dish, add a can of green chilies or Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies.
  • You can use any shredded cheese that you enjoy. Cheddar cheese, Monterey jack, a Mexican cheese blend, or pepper jack all work great!
  • Can Frito Pie be made in advance? Yes. I suggest making the ground beef mixture ahead of time and refrigerating it until you are ready to assemble and bake the casserole. If you assemble the casserole ahead of time, the Frito chips will get soggy.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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  1. I am making this as soon as it cools off here in Mobile for the South Alabama tailgating adventures. Shoot that means probably November.

    1. The brand is Ranch Style Beans and they have a mild chili (southwest) flavor to them. Can is black with white lettering and yellow & gold artwork. Hope that helps!

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