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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Frito Pie Casserole

My sister, Debra, came for a visit this past Saturday.  While I was cooking us a lunch of lasagna, homemade bread, and a cream cheese pound cake, we looked at recipes and visited before going shopping.  When I mentioned the Frito Pie Casserole, she told me that when she was traveling with her daughter Katie's softball and volleyball teams, that the girls loved to eat Frito Pies at the concession stands.  She told me that I had to blog the Frito Pie Casserole for the kids who would love it well as their parents.  This recipe came from Favorite Recipes of Alabama Vocational Home Economics Students Recipe Book that our Mom gave to both of us.

                                                         Frito Pie Casserole

1 1b. ground chuck
1 - 10 oz.  can Rotel diced tomatoes & green chilies, original
1 can tomato paste
1 - 16 oz. can Bush's Best Dark Red Kidney Beans
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 bag Frito Scoops
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped green onions

Brown ground chuck in large skillet.  Drain meat and then stir in Rotel tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, chili powder, and 1/4 cup chopped onions.  Simmer for 15 min.   Pour Frito's on four plates.    Spoon meat mixture over Frito's.  Top with cheese and green onions.

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