Frito Taco Casserole

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Frito Taco Casserole

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  • 1 1/4 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 (16 oz.) can mild green chiles diced
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese grated or Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 cups Fritos
  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  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 9x13-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.
Frito Taco Casserole
Nutrition Facts
Frito Taco Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Sodium 1355mg 56%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 34g 68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.