Frito Casserole

"A favorite of my kids and my nieces and nephews."
photo by Southern Lady photo by Southern Lady
photo by Southern Lady
photo by Southern Lady photo by Southern Lady
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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mexicorn, drained
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) package Frito corn chips
  • 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups shredded colby-monterey jack cheese


  • In a large skillet, saute the ground beef, onion, and garlic until the beef is browned and the onion is tender; drain.
  • Add the soup, corn, and chiles; stir to mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
  • In a shallow 3-quart casserole dish, layer the meat mixture, corn chips, and enchilada sauce.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until heated thoroughly.

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  1. Julie T.
    Yum! I followed the recipe except I didn't bake it. After reading some of the reviews, I didn't want to bake the Fritos as some said the Fritos weren't so good in leftovers. Instead I finished it by leaving it in the skillet, topping with the cheese and covering to melt the cheese. So no heating the oven in the summer heat! Topped each serving with crumpled Fritos, lettuce, diced tomatoes, cilantro, salsa and sour cream. I think this would make an excellent party dip too.
  2. Southern Lady
    A flavorful twist to Mexican cuisine. Quick and easy. Made exactly as written although I made my own Mexi-corn. Served as Super Bowl dinner with plenty left-over.
  3. nkoprince08
    Delicious!! This is so simple to make and tastes awesome. I made a couple of adjustments: first I chopped up one Jalapeno pepper, which I fried up with the ground beef, instead of the can of chilies; second I only put in half the bag of Frito's and left some to top after it was done cooking. I baked for about 25 minutes, it was heated through and the cheese was melted. My husband suggested next time leaving all the Frito's out and just topping each individual serving as they get mushy in the fridge for that is something I may try!! Overall this is a fantastic recipe, thanks for posting :)
  4. Renee Ferraz
    It was a Thursday evening, didn't feel like running to the store, so I needed a fast and easy recipe. I made this with some minor substitutions. Used ground turkey, frozen corn and mexi-blend cheese. Otherwise, followed directions. My husband kept repeating, this is good! This is good! Next time I may add some jalapenos. Thank you for a quick, easy, and great tasting recipe.
  5. mckenziea04
    I had my husband raising an eyebrow when I told him I was making "Frito Casserole" for dinner last night. The kids were also skeptical about it. The only thing I did differently was to add a can of black beans to the meat & corn mixture. My son tasted it first and let out a resounding, "THIS IS GOOD!" Definitely a keeper for us!



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