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Fritos Casserole from Lemony Thyme

There was no way on earth I intended to make a Fritos Casserole, never mind admit that I did and share it.  It just happened.  And it was good and tasty and our Facebook friends asked for the recipe.  Which I made up as we went along.  But here it is.

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Frito Casserole

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Fritos Casserole
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Serves: 6
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 can Ro*tel canned tomatoes with chiles
  • 1 can Ranch beans (we used Bush's Texas Rancheros Grillin' Beans)
  • 1½ cup shredded cheese, Mexican blend, divided
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 cups Fritos corn chips
  • top with shredded cheese, diced red onion, fresh cilantro, sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, brown ground beef. Drain off fat. Season with cumin, chili powder and salt. Remove from skillet.
  3. Add diced onion and jalapeno to skillet and sauté until tender. Remove from heat. Return browned meat to skillet. Add Ro*tel, beans, 1 cup of cheese, cilantro, and corn chips. Gently fold all ingredients until well combined. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle with about ¼ cup of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until hot throughout.
  4. Serve with shredded cheese, diced red onion, fresh cilantro, sour cream.


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