Get ready for a taste bud fiesta with our Fiesta Frito Pie Extravaganza! This revamped take on the classic Frito Pie is a celebration of flavors, featuring seasoned ground beef, sweet onions, tomatoes, and kidney beans, all intertwined with the crunch of Fritos. Crowned with a decadent blend of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, this Southwest-inspired dish is a culinary masterpiece. Let’s dive into the recipe and experience the ultimate Fiesta Frito Pie bliss.
Fiesta Frito Pie Extravaganza Recipe:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 diced onion
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- ½ cup water
- 1 (10 ounce) can mild Rotel diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
- 4–5 cups Fritos corn chips
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 2 sliced green onions
- Sour cream
- Diced tomatoes
- Chopped cilantro
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. When halfway browned, add diced onions and cook until beef is browned, and onions are soft. Reduce heat to low, add garlic, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Drain any excess grease.
- Stir in taco seasoning, chili powder, water, Rotel Tomatoes, and kidney beans. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Layer about 2 cups of Fritos in the casserole dish. Spoon half of the beef mixture on top, sprinkle with half of the Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.
- Sprinkle with 2 more cups of Fritos, followed by the remaining meat and bean mixture. Top with the remaining Fritos and cheese.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted, and the casserole is hot. Top with green onions, sour cream, diced tomatoes, and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately and relish the Fiesta Frito Pie Extravaganza.
As we bring our Fiesta Frito Pie Extravaganza to a close, we hope this culinary adventure has filled your senses with the vibrant flavors of the Southwest. The perfect marriage of seasoned ground beef, crunchy Fritos, and a symphony of spices, all embraced by a cheesy duet of Cheddar and Monterey Jack, creates a dish that transcends the ordinary. Whether shared with loved ones or savored solo, our Fiesta Frito Pie Extravaganza is more than a meal; it’s a celebration on your plate. So, go ahead, take a bite, and let the Fiesta Frito Pie Extravaganza be the star of your next gathering or a comforting treat after a long day. May every crunchy, cheesy, and savory sensation linger in your memory until the next time we embark on a culinary journey together.
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