Frito Pie
Cuisine: Southwestern
Author: Anita
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 45 mins
A family favorite Mexican beef and bean casserole topped with ... Fritos!
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 package (1 oz or 3 tbsp) taco seasoning
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 10 can Rotel tomatoes with green chiles
  • 7 to 10 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • ½ cup hot diced green chiles (optional, if you want hot)
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained
  • 4 cups Fritos corn chips (about 8 oz)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese blend (8 oz)
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup guacamole (or sliced avocado)
  • shredded lettuce
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2 to 3 quart glass baking dish with cooking spray - either 13x9 inch or round.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the onions and beef over medium high heat until brown; drain. Add seasoning mix, cumin and Rotel tomatoes and simmer uncovered until liquid reduces. Stir in enchilada sauce, green chiles, and black beans; cook 2-3 minutes.
  3. In the meantime. lightly crush about half the Fritos and spread evenly over the bottom of the baking dish. Cover evenly with 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Bake in oven for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melted. This will keep the bottom layer of Fritos from getting soggy.
  4. Spoon the beef mixture over the Frito-cheese layer and top with the remaining 1 cup cheese.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are bubbly. Top with remaining corn chips and green onions. Serve with guacamole and sour cream.
  6. Enjoy!
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