Frito Taco Casserole

My husband found this on Facebook yesterday and we tried it out last night. It is a great quick and easy recipe that my kids loved. 


1 1/4 pounds ground beef
1 (16 oz.) can refried beans
1 (4 oz.) can mild green chiles, diced
2 cups cooked rice
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated, or Mexican cheese blend
2 cups Fritos (or corn chips of your choice), divided
1 cup salsa
1/4 cup water
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 (1.25 oz.) package taco seasoning
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown beef until cooked through and no longer pink.
  3. Drain fat, reserving 1 tablespoon, and saute onions until softened and translucent. 6-8 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and add taco seasoning. Return beef to pan, then add salsa, chiles and water.
  5. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in rice, cheddar cheese, and refried beans, and transfer mixture to a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  7. Top with 1 cup Fritos and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cheese is melted and dish is warmed through.
  8. Remove from oven, top with remaining Fritos and serve hot.

Beef Taco Casserole

This is a new favorit of my family. Tried it for the first time on Sunday. So easy to make and takes no time at all. Your family is going to love this one.

This is what you will need...

1 pound ground beef

1 CanTomato Soup

1 Cup Pace Chunky Salsa

1/2 Cup Milk

1/2 Cup uncooked instant white rice

1/2 Cup slightly crushed tortilla chips

1/2 Cup shredded Cheddar Cheese

Brown the ground beef, and drain the off the grease.

Stir soup, salsa, milk, and rice into a skillet. Spoon beef mixture into casserole dish. Cover.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until hot. Stir.

Arrange chips around edge of casserole . Sprinkle with cheese.

You are going to absolutely love this! My kids had two helpings, and we had no leftovers. That is a hit in my book.