Monday, September 28, 2015

Mini Frito Taco Pie

Hi Everyone!

Life just continues to be rather busy busy for me! I am determined, however this week to try my best to do at least 1 recipe, 1 parenting post, and 1 crafting post. I'm not sure about Saturday Morning Coffee Cafe yet. That post takes a LOT of prep time...and I'm not sure anyone is really even reading it. So...we'll see.

So for this week's recipe, I have a super...I mean SUPER quick and easy weeknight dinner for you! It was almost TOO easy to even share; but if you're anything like me, sometimes a busy night or late activities call for something that is just mindless to put together and will those tummies!
Now, I will say that I bake these in these little corning ware dishes that I have because...well, they're cute and everyone likes having their own little dish. You could, however, bake this in a bigger casserole dish such as a 9x9 dish or an 11x7 dish. I don't think you'd have enough filling for a 13x9; but you could try!

One of the keys to this dish is to not over bake it, so that the Frito chips on the bottom stay crispy and don't get soft and soggy. Everything you're putting into the oven is already cooked, so you are really only putting it in long enough to melt the cheese on top.


-- 1 lb ground beef and favorite taco meat mixture ingredients
-- Frito Corn Chips ( I do recommend using the "real" Fritos as opposed to store brand or generic)
-- shredded taco or Mexican cheese...which ever you prefer


-- Pre heat oven to 375
-- Prepare your taco meat mixture however you normally do. Most of us have a standby recipe we use. 
-- Put some Frito Chips in the bottom of either individual baking dishes as I have done, or another dish. Try to make as much of a single layer as you can. Cover the bottom of the dish; but don't over crowd it.
-- Cover the Fritos with some of the meat mixture.
-- Top with cheese and bake about 7-10 minutes. Just long enough to melt the cheese. 

It's been a few weeks since I've linked up with any linky parties, so I am sharing this week's recipe with the following:

Have a great day, everyone! And I will see you all again soon...I promise!!

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