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Frito Taco Casserole

Prepare a wholesome and unique meal for the family with this Frito Taco Casserole recipe. It’s easy, delicious, and simple enough to put together in less than an hour, making it a family-favorite for everyone in the household.

Frito Taco Casserole

If you like making casseroles for the family, you will love this Frito Taco Casserole recipe. It is a ground beef taco casserole that will taste like you are biting into a taco but without all the mess. The Frito chips add a crispy crunch to the casserole with a slightly salty taste that goes perfectly with the ground beef and other ingredients, including fresh tomatoes, sour cream, and corn.

how to make a Frito Taco Casserole

Easy Casserole for Busy Nights

You can make the Frito Taco Casserole as a quick meal on a busy weekday. Similar to the walking taco recipe, this taco casserole with Fritos is a huge hit for both adults and children. Everyone seems to enjoy the combination of ingredients combined to complete this wholesome and hearty casserole dish. As long as you have a few simple ingredients, such as ground beef, taco seasoning, cheddar cheese, and Frito chips, just to name a few, you will be ready to make this meal.

Frito Taco Casserole for busy nights

How to Store the Frito Taco Casserole

After preparing your Frito Taco Casserole, you can put your leftovers in an airtight container to make it easy to reheat them when you want some later. You can always reheat leftovers to have for lunch or dinner the next day. When storing the casserole dish, be sure to put it in the fridge to keep it fresh, especially since it contains sour cream, ground beef, and cheese. It will stay good for up to four days in the fridge. You can preserve the Frito Taco Casserole a bit longer by putting in the freezer to stay fresh for up to three months.

Taco Casserole Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 packet of taco seasoning
½ cup water
1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes (or salsa)
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup corn
1 bag Fritos® corn chips (about 5 cups)
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ cup green onions chopped
¼ cup diced fresh tomatoes
sour cream for serving (optional)

How to Make Frito Taco Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking dish.

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until crumbled and cooked through. Add the onions and packet of taco seasoning and water. Simmer until liquid thickens. Add in corn, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and simmer for another 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

 

In your baking dish, spread a layer of the corn chips in the bottom of the pan. Pour the meat mixture over the top of the chips. Next, spread the 2 cups of shredded cheese over the meat, followed by a final layer of the remaining corn chips.

Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Top the casserole with the diced onions and fresh diced tomatoes. Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream!

Frito Taco Casserole

Frito Taco Casserole

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Prepare a wholesome and unique meal for the family with this Frito Taco Casserole recipe. It's easy, delicious, and simple enough to put together in less than an hour, making it a family-favorite for everyone in the household.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes (or salsa)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 bag Fritos® corn chips (about 5 cups)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped
  • ¼ cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • sour cream for serving (optional)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
    2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until crumbled and cooked through. Add the onions and packet of taco seasoning and water. Simmer until liquid thickens. Add in corn, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and simmer for another 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
    3. In your baking dish, spread a layer of the corn chips in the bottom of the pan. Pour the meat mixture over the top of the chips. Next, spread the 2 cups of shredded cheese over the meat, followed by a final layer of the remaining corn chips.
    4. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Top the casserole with the diced onions and fresh diced tomatoes. Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream!

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