Frito Taco Casserole – I Cook I Eat

Frito Taco Casserole

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1 1/4 pounds ground beef

1 (16 oz.) can refried beans

1 (4 oz.) can mild green chiles, diced

2 cups cooked rice

2 cups cheddar cheese, grated, or Mexican cheese blend

2 cups Fritos (or corn chips of your choice), divided

1 cup salsa

1/4 cup water

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 (1.25 oz.) package taco seasoning

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste




Preheat oven to 350º F.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown beef until cooked through and no longer pink.

Drain fat, reserving 1 tablespoon, and saute onions until softened and translucent. 6-8 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper and add taco seasoning. Return beef to pan, then add salsa, chiles and water.

Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in rice, cheddar cheese, and refried beans, and transfer mixture to a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Top with 1 cup Fritos and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cheese is melted and dish is warmed through.

Remove from oven, top with remaining Fritos and serve hot.




Recipe Source:  12tomatoes


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