Frito Casserole

Sunday, May 1, 2011
This is an easy casserole using corn chips, cheese, and homemade or canned chili.

With a little bit of salsa and just a few other ingredients this casserole can be done in less than 30 minutes and the kids absolutely love it.

Absolutely perfect for chili lovers, Frito lovers, and weeknight quick recipes.

Ingredients Needed for this recipe

  • ground beef
  • onion 
  • chopped green chiles
  •  chopped black olives sliced or more to taste
  • homemade chili or canned
  • chili beans ( pinto beans or black beans) corn drained
  • salsa
  • taco seasoning
  • corn chips like Fritos
  • extra-sharp cheese shredded or a Mexican blended cheese
  • garnish suggestions: jalapeno peppers and more sliced olives, extra cheese, avocado sliced, salsa, sour cream

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I love all in one pan casseroles, just brown the meat, add the ingredients to the casserole and bake for 25 minutes that's it, super delicious and simple recipe.

I sometimes use a blend of all kinds of beans and leftover chili, it's the perfect way to get rid of leftovers for sure!

Mexican Frito Casserole

Mexican Frito Casserole

Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 12 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 37 Min
This is a casserole using corn chips, chili, beans and baked until it hot and the cheese is bubbling.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped fine 
  • 4 ounce can of green chiles chopped
  • 1/4 cup black olives sliced or more to taste
  • 2 cups of homemade chili(or 16 ounces of chili canned)
  • 16-ounce can of chili beans ( pinto beans or black beans)
  • can of corn drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning
  • 1 bag of corn chips like Fritos
  • 2 cups extra sharp cheese shredded or a Mexican blended cheese
  • garnish suggestions: jalapeno peppers and more sliced olives, extra cheese, avocado sliced, salsa, sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and onions until the pink is gone and the onions become transparent. 
  3. Drain the grease. 
  4. Stir in chiles, olives, chili, chili beans, corn, salsa, and taco seasoning. 
  5. Bring to a simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring often. 
  6. Crush the corn chips and spread half of them evenly in a 9x13 deep baking dish. 
  7. Add chili mixture and top with remaining crushed chips.
  8.  Bake for 25 minutes. 
  9. Add cheese and bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  10. Note for crispier cheese broil on high for 1 minute.

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  1. What rich and tasty casserole. I'm very curious about this mix of flavors, it looks great ^__^ ye bye, have a good Sunday

  2. Wow this looks good Claudia! I can eat tacos like there is no tomorrow! Love this recipe!

  3. This looks delicious! We love anything Mexican around here. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

  4. Oh, this sounds wonderful, Claudia! Perfect for a rainy day like family would love it :)

  5. bookmarked! I love taco anything :)

  6. My kind of recipe!! I probably have most of these ingredients already! I'm going to try it out!!

  7. This is a dish that would not have any leftovers. It will be on my table this week - I love the spice and the creamy beans and the oozing cheese and the low-fat protein holding it together. Yes, I am officially in love.

  8. beautifully done Claudia this looks delicious

  9. This is so similar to one of my favorite meals my aunt used to make for my sister and I when we were growing up. We called it "nacho salad" though it was more like taco salad, and less like salad, and more like nachos with ground meat in taco seasoning, haha. Very similar to this. Ooooh, now I'm craving that :)

  10. Yum! This is just the kind of dish my family has been having cravings for these days :)

  11. really like this one too Claudia, ya know we love our Mexican tasting casseroles and this one is just perfect

  12. I love that all the ingredients get baked all goey and yummy together. Perfect for my teen son who eats at all hours of the day and night!

  13. This looks really good! I could eat Mexican all day every day!

  14. I am DEFINITELY going to make this Claudia. I have a friend who is a very picky eater so we don't invite them for dinner very often but he LOVES Mexican so this will be the perfect recipe to make and invite them over. Jack the picky eater thanks you.

  15. I love casseroles like this filled with all my favorite Mexican flavors! Delicious!

  16. This looks amazing! Looks like it took soo long but its quick and delicious to boot!

  17. I'm sure I'd have no problem eating large amounts of this casserole. Everything in it is good.

  18. When i look at your tacos i really think i am in Mexico haha They look great and yummy!!

  19. I ate (I think) almost the same on my vacation at one Italian restaurant, and I loved it! Now I have a recipe and I think that I have to make it..this looks so GOOD Claudia..very delicious recipe!!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful evening!!!

  20. Absolutely perfect for football season! Delicious! I like everything in it - you've made me happy! Thanks, Claudia!

  21. Mexican Casserole...yummy! This sounds great.

  22. this looks great and looks similar to something we often have. Yum! Buzzed!

  23. Loving this one. I'd just want to sit with the entire thing on my lap and not share with anyone. I have the same casserole dish. Actually have two as I love that one so much. Have a great week my dear.


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