Fritos Casserole

Fritos Casserole

If you love Fritos, you'll love this dish. My Mom used to make Fritos Casserole at least once a week and the kids never complained. This mildly spicy dish is so cheesy you'll eat it up. This is one of the best casserole dishes that your family will love.

Cooking Time35 min

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 can (15-ounces) olives, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 can (10-ounce) Las Palmas Red Chile sauce
  • 1 can (29-ounces) tomato sauce
  • 10 1/2 ounces regular Fritos
  • 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 10 green onions, sliced
  • 1 pound ground beef, fried slightly

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
     
  2. Brown the meat, set aside.
     
  3. Saute garlic in oil, add flour to make a paste. Add the tomato and Las Palmas sauce. Stir over medium high heat until slightly thickened.
     
  4. In a large casserole place a layer of each: fritos, meat, onions, cheese, olives and sauce, repeat. Top with Fritos. Bake uncovered  for 35 minutes or until heated through. Best on the first day since the Fritos are crispy.

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I would put my meat bottom then sauce, onions, fritos, olives,and cheese. then repeat

Would like to try it, but would it hurt if I left chili sauce out. Maybe the mild salsa that was suggested would work.

Hi CMurph47, I think you'd be fine substituting the chili sauce for a mild salsa. Just realize it will alter the flavor of the recipe. Thanks for the feedback!

I'm going to sure try this one this week!

We do not like any Chili sauce. What can I use in place of the Las Palma Chile Sauce? This sounds delicious otherwise!

Don't like Chili sauce either but I bet a mild salsa would taste great!!

I've never had chili sauce, but when I make a recipe very similar to this, I use enchilada sauce. Not sure if they're the same thing or not.

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