Frito Pie Casserole is an easy recipe with all the best Tex Mex flavors! Layer up the corn chips, seasoned beef, cheese, and more in a delicious dish that’s perfect for weeknight dinners. Everyone will LOVE this Frito Pie recipe!
Frito Pie Recipe
Frito Pie Casserole is the perfect mix of all the best Tex-Mex flavors, in the form of an easy to eat casserole. Crunchy Frito’s chips, ground beef, black beans, cheese, tomatoes, and so much more!
This Frito Pie recipe is a classic if you’re a fan of easy Tex-Mex food. It’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday, or any weeknight dinner. It’s easy to make and absolutely delicious! Plus you can make it your own by adding your favorite ingredients as extra toppings (guac, sour cream, olives, etc.).
Basically, this dish is just tacos that you can eat with a fork, and what’s not to love about that?! I’ll take tacos in any form, and this casserole is definitely a favorite!
This Frito Pie Casserole recipe is so easy to put together for parties or weeknight dinners!
Frito Pie Casserole
One of the great things about this easy Frito Pie Casserole recipe is that you can add in your favorite ingredients, and leave out the ones you just don’t love. I have a list of what I included, but you don’t have to stick to that.
The base of this recipe is all the stuff that really makes it a Frito Pie (Frito’s, beef, cheese, etc). But you can do what you want with all the extras. Add guacamole if you love it, leave out the olives if you’re not a fan. Make this dish exactly how you want it!
What’s in Frito Pie?
- Frito’s Corn Chips (of course)
- Black Beans
- Yellow Onions
- Ground Chuck
- Taco Seasoning
- Mexican-blend Cheese
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Salt & Pepper
- Tomato Sauce
How to Make Frito Pie
This Frito Pie recipe is super simple, and doesn’t take long to make. You can have it ready in no time at all for the perfect easy dinner!
- Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet, then add in the chopped onion and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Then add in the garlic and cook about 30 seconds. Transfer the onion & garlic to a plate.
- In the same skillet, cook the ground chuck until browned. Drain fat from the beef, return it to the skillet, and then add the onion/garlic mixture back in.
- Also add in the salt & pepper, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes. Mix everything together and bring it to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, then mix in the black beans. Let everything simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the mixture has thickened (stir often).
- To assemble the casserole, place an even layer of Frito’s on the bottom of the casserole dish, top with shredded cheese, then taco meat, more cheese, and then more Frito’s.
- Bake 15-20 minutes until everything is heated through.
- Once it’s done cooking, you can add on your preferred toppings. Lettuce, olives, tomatoes, cilantro, etc. Whatever you want!
Be sure to read the recipe card for full detailed instructions.
What can you serve with Frito Pie?
This dish is a whole meal in itself. That’s what I love about casseroles: you just throw everything into one dish, bake, and then it’s ready to serve!
Of course you can also serve some other favorites along with it, which is especially helpful when you’re feeding a lot of people. No Mexican dish is complete without a side of chips and guac, salsa, or queso. And this Cheesy Mexican Rice makes a great side dish too!
Add even more delicious ingredients to your frito pie casserole:
- Chopped Lettuce
- Scallions or Diced Red Onion
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Sour Cream
- Taco Sauce
- Black Olives
- Hot Sauce
Looking for more casseroles? Check these out!
- French Onion Soup Casserole
- Doritos Casserole
- Taco Pie
- Garlic Bread Pepperoni Pizza Casserole
- Eggs Benedict Casserole
- Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
- King Ranch Chicken Casserole
- Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Whether you whip this up for weeknight dinners, Cinco de Mayo, or a casual party, everyone is sure to love this recipe!
See the recipe card for details on how to make Frito Pie Casserole. Enjoy!
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Followed recipe exactly and it turned out really yummy! I liked the soft tortilla-like Fritos on the bottom and crunchy ones on top. And even though the Fritos were all soft the next day, the leftovers were super yummy too!
Thanks for sharing, Susanne!
This Frito pie is AWESOME!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing, Richard!!
So how do you make this into a freezer meal without getting soggy Frito Chips?
Leave the fritos off until you bake it!
You forgot to add the step to add the taco seasoning.
Looks fantastic, this is definitely on my list to make this week.
I’m not a big fan of Black Beans but, I will use them because of the health benefits …
muscle and bone pain.
anxiety and depressed moods.
high blood pressure.
So, I guess that cancels out anything bad right ? Lol ????
Yes, that definitely does ;). Can’t wait for you to try it, April.
This is a childhood classic. We have it often :)
Isn’t it so comforting?
This is such a family friendly recipe, I’m pinning this for later!
Let me know how you like it :)
I love making frito pie! It’s such a splurge for me but always worth it! YUM!
SO WORTH IT
You are speaking my language! I love this so much; looks delicious!
I love the language you speak!! LOL
So full of flavor – and love that frito crunch!