Sunflower Frito Pie

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by dawnie2u

Your kids will love this cute dish. If serving this to adults be sure to include the green chiles. I like to add a little chipotle chile, pickled jalapenos, and hot salsa to really give it some spice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground beef in a large frying pan until browned.
  2. Add chopped onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add taco seasoning packet and 1/2 cup water, simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add green chiles (if using), black olives, salsa, refried beans, Velveeta cheese and cilantro (if using).
  5. Simmer, and stir often until cheese is melted.
  6. Ladle about 1/2-1 cup of beef mixture into the middle of a pasta or soup bowl.
  7. Surround the meat mixture with the Frito Scoops to form the sunflower petals, with the ends just touching the meat mixture, to hold "petals" in place.
  8. Garnish with sour cream and green onions, if desired.

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