Mar 27, 2014

Frito Taco Stack Up


One of our family go to meals is tacos. We pretty much love them. I am often trying to revamp our family favorite meal into other types of recipes.

So far we have added Taco Casserole and Taco Soup.

Now we have another taco inspired recipe for family dinner. This one is amazing and was an instant winner with the whole family!

Meet Frito Taco Stack Ups.

Well, hello there my delicious little friend. You are like a delightful fiesta on top of possibly the world's best chip ever. So, yeah I like Fritos.

Fritos are the base for this taco revamp. The taco meat mixture has a little more umph than regular taco meat. The pinto beans and corn kind of rock this dish. Adding corn to a basic taco dish really makes it yummy. Then just like a taco, you top this lovely taco stack up with shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and a splash of hot sauce.

Yeah, it is perfect.


This meal also can be portable simply by opening a lunch-sized bag of Fritos and serving all the makings in the bag and dropping in a spoon. Bam! Taco in a bag.

Anyway you make it, it is yummy and family friendly.

Frito Taco Stack Up

1 lb of hamburger
1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 can Rotel
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained and rinsed

Fritos, either individual bags or portions from a regular bag
shredded lettuce
shredded cheese
sour cream
hot sauce

Cook hamburger and garlic in a saute pan. Drain.

Add in the tomato sauce, Rotel, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and salt. Stir to combine. Turn heat to low and cover. Allow the mixture to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add in the corn and beans. Stir. Allow to cook for another 10-15 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

To assemble the taco stack up, layer a pile of Fritos on a plate. Top with about 1/4 cup amount of taco mixture. Top with lettuce, cheese, and sour cream. Drizzle hot sauce lightly over the top.

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2 comments:

SStockhoff said...

A girl after my own heart, oh wait, I ate Taco Bell the entire time I was pregnant with you! This is one of our faves when I allow Fritos in the house, which isn't often since I can eat the entire bag.

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Love this recipe! =)
Pinning to try soon.

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