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.

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

  • 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!


  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!!!

  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

    What a great memory.


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