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Crock Pot Frito Casserole recipe is an old vintage frito corn chip casserole my mother used to make. via flouronmyface.com

Cheesy Frito Taco Casserole

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Cheesy Frito Taco Casserole is a blast from the past. If you are a child of the 70's or 80's then this Frito Taco Bake is going to bring back childhood memories of your Mom making it. Make it in the slow cooker or bake it in the oven.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 716 kcal

Ingredients  

  • 1 bag Frito Original Corn Chips
  • 2 lbs ground beef browned and drained well (about 4 cups)
  • 2 packets taco seasoning
  • 1 ¼ cup water
  • 10 oz Can Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 14 oz can refried beans
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
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Instructions 

  • Brown the ground beef and drain well.
  • In the crock pot mix the browned ground beef, taco seasoning and water until well combined.
  • Add the cheddar cheese soup and milk to the beef mixture and mix until combined.
  • Drop the refried beans by the tablespoon over the ground beef mixture.
  • Spread half the shredded cheese over the top of the refried beans.
  • Top the entire mixture with the bag of Frito corn chips.
  • Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until bubbling.
  • 30 minutes before serving spread the remaining shredded cheese over the corn chips, recover and cook until cheese is melted.
  • Serve with shredded lettuce and your favorite taco toppings.

Recipe Expert Tips

Baked Version Directions
  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet and drain well.
  • In a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish mix the browned ground beef, taco seasoning and water until well combined.
  • Mix the cheddar cheese soup and milk together in a small bowl. Pour it over the beef mixture in the casserole dish and stir together until combined.
  • Drop the refried beans by the tablespoon over the ground beef mixture.
  • Spread half the shredded cheese over the top of the refried beans.
  • Sprinkle the top with the bag of Frito corn chips. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the chips.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 F. degrees oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until the center is hot and the cheese has melted.
  • Serve with shredded lettuce and your favorite taco toppings.
  • Serves 6-8

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 716kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1061mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 798IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 514mg | Iron: 3mg
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