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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Frito Pie Casserole

















I got the idea for this dish from a visit at Taste of the Blogosphere. When I saw her picture, this looked like something we'd like to eat. I decided to do a search on the internet and came up with a simpler version.


















Ingredients:
2-3 cups Fritos corn chips
2 cups Mexican shredded cheese
1 lb hamburger meat
1 can of Texas style chili beans
2 T chili powder
1 T minced garlic


Instructions:
  • Brown ground beef adding minced garlic.
  • Once meat is no longer pink, add Texas style chili beans and chili powder.
  • Let simmer for several minutes to blend flavors.
  • Put layer of Fritos on bottom of glass pan.
  • Put half of cheese on top of the Fritos.
  • Place meat/bean mixture on top of the Fritos and spread evenly.
  • Add another layer of Fritos and the rest of the cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
We dished ours up putting sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and sour cream on top.
Hope you enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. We love this dish in our home. I don't assemble it into a casserole, though. My grandparents took me and my sister to the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville and they were serving Petros, which is a taco style salad served over frito chips. They served theirs in the actual chip bag. It was so fun to eat. After that our entire family started serving Petros. Wow! I just realized that was nearly 30 years ago. Anyway, when I serve this dish we just pile our bowls to the rim with the above ingredients. YUMMY!!!

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  2. Melissa,
    Thanks for sharing this neat story! I never heard of a walking taco but googled Petros after I read this. Here's an interesting link you may like http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/walking_taco_taco_in_a_bag_petros/

    What a great memory.

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