This Casserole Is Going To Make You Say Frito-YAY!

This dip is amazingly delicious layers of ground beef (or you can use turkey), beans, cheese and then loaded with crushed Fritos. I personally also like to add a smear of sour cream along with a topping of salsa over it for some more yummy Mexican flavors. But however you prepare this dish, I assure you it will be delicious and totally worth it. You are going to be the cool mom who brings Fritos dip to your kid’s party. I bet no one else does that!

Check out what our friends over at 12 Tomatoes had to say about this dish:

“Frito corn chips are one of our favorite junk/snack foods and we knew that the way to take this casserole to the (guilty) next level was to include them with our beef, beans and chilies. This dish is loaded with flavor and we can’t wait to make it again!”


I will admit, this one of my favorite junk food/snack options these days as well. It’s full of amazing crunchy chips and all the goodness a Mexican restaurant serves. What could be better than that?




1 1/4 pounds ground beef

1 (16 oz.) can Old El Paso refried beans

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

2 cups cooked rice

2 cups Kraft cheddar cheese, grated, or Mexican cheese blend

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

1 cup Old El Paso salsa

1/4 cup water

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 (1.25 oz.) package Old El Paso 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.






Quick Tip: If adding sour cream or salsa, be sure to add it after cooking.

Thanks again to 12 Tomatoes for this amazing recipe.

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