close up for my half devoured Frito chili casserole

Aunt Frances’s Frito Chili Casserole – Easy to Make!

Who doesn’t love a good casserole on a cold day, and a chili casserole is even better. When you top with Fritos, its the best. This is an old recipe that has recently been revived all we can say is YUM! Give it a try if it peaks your interest 🙂


  • 1.5 lb. Ground Beef
  • Small Onion
  • 2 Cans of Kidney Beans 16oz each(I get one light red and one dark red)
  • 8oz. Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tbsp.. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1cup Publix Mexican cheese blend

Start by browning ground beef. As browning dice up small onion. Empty grease and add onion to ground beef mixture to cook, about 5 minutes. Add 2 tbsp. chili powder, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1 tsp. garlic salt and stir. Add 1/4 cup of water and the 8oz. tomato sauce. Add beans and stir. From here we start to layer the Frito chili casserole Once combined well add 1/2 to greased casserole dish. Top with Mexican cheese – approx. 1/3 cup. Add Fritos, then layer with rest of beef/bean mixture. Add rest of cheese and top with more Fritos!

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes, let stand for 5 minutes then serve!

Sorry for the picture, I was unable to take a picture before people dug into the Frito chili casserole.

Frito Chili Casserole

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