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Easy Weeknight Frito Pie

  • Author: Mix and Match Mama
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x

Description

A super quick, family-friendly (and gluten-free!) meal to satisfy even the pickiest eaters (and the mom with little time on her hands to put dinner together!).


Ingredients

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  • Corn chips (like Trader Joe’s Corn Dippers or Fritos)
  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1 red onion, chopped (reserve some for garnishing)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 (12 oz) can of tomato paste
  • 1 (14 oz) can cream corn
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly spray your 9×12 baking dish with a non-stick spray.  Sprinkle corn chips over the bottom of your baking dish until it’s covered.  Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown up your ground beef in a drizzle of EVOO until browned and crumbly.  Add in your chopped onion and a big pinch of both salt and pepper.  Let the onions get tender (about five minutes) and then stir in your chili powder followed by your tomato paste and corn.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer together about 8 to 10 minutes.  Stir in your shredded cheese.
  5. Once the cheese is melted, pour this mixture down over your baking dish and pop it in the oven to bake up about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and garnish with remaining chopped red onions and serve.

Notes

We have been serving this with either roasted broccoli or a big salad.  Easy!

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