Chili Cheese Frito Skillet Dinner Recipe

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I’m a BIG fan of Fritos and a big fan of easy recipes that don’t make my kitchen a mess. The easy way for me to get a meal on the table without making a big mess to clean up afterwards is with skillet dinners! I love being able to cook a whole meal in just one pan. While some people use a cast iron skillet as their go-to pan, my favorite pan that I use almost every day is a big ‘ol jumbo saute pan with a glass lid that is oven safe. It is SO versatile!

Anyway, ON TO THE RECIPE! This Chili Cheese Frito Skillet Dinner is the ultimate in comfort food. I love the blend of hearty beef, gooey cheese and crunchy Fritos. To make your meal more well-rounded, you can use the 30 minutes while the dish is in the oven to whip up a nice green salad to serve on the side.

Jumbo Saute Pan
 

Chili Cheese Frito Skillet Dinner Recipe

 
Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 package chili seasoning mix
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
3/4 cup water
4 cups Fritos
16 ounce can pinto beans
1 cup sliced black olives
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Jalapeño slices, optional

Directions:

Brown beef in oven-safe skillet. Add in onion, chili seasoning, tomato paste and water. Heat on simmer for 10 minutes.
To use one dish, move 1/2 of the chili mixture over to the side of pan (or scoop out into a bowl) and add 1/2 of the Fritos, 1/2 of the beans and 1/2 of the olives and cheese on top of the half of the chili mixture left in the pan. Next, top that layer with the remaining 1/2 of the chili mixture. Add the remaining beans and olives. Top with remaining 2 cups of corn chips, and then the remaining cheese.
Cover with pan lid or with foil.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes. Uncover, and then bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Chili Cheese Frito Skillet Dinner Recipe

Chili Cheese Frito Skillet Dinner Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 package chili seasoning mix
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 cups Fritos
  • 16 ounce can pinto beans
  • 1 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Jalapeño slices, optional

Instructions

  1. Brown beef in oven-safe skillet. Add in onion, chili seasoning, tomato paste and water. Heat on simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. To use one dish, move 1/2 of the chili mixture over to the side of pan (or scoop out into a bowl) and add 1/2 of the Fritos, 1/2 of the beans and 1/2 of the olives and cheese on top of the half of the chili mixture left in the pan. Net, top that layer with the remaining 1/2 of the chili mixture. Add the remaining beans and olives. Top with remaining 2 cups of corn chips, and then the remaining cheese.
  3. Cover with pan lid or with foil.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes. Uncover, and then bake for an additional 10 minutes.
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Comments

  1. this is definitely ultimate comfort food – my husband would love this! Also great for a chillly winter day

  2. bethelderton59@gmail.com' Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Oh Yum! This is sounds delicious! *Pinned

  3. jewelwood55@gmail.com' Julie Wood says:

    Right now fritos are on sale and I have all the ingredients to make your Chili Cheese Frito Skillet Dinner Recipe! It is easy to make and looks delicious!!

  4. cshell090869@aol.com' shelly peterson says:

    This looks super yummy and so easy, which is nice. This would be good with some sour cream on top.

  5. This would definitely be a favorite dish in our household! Looks delicious!!

  6. brandymonday77@gmail.com' Brandy Monday says:

    This looks delicious, my family would love it I am sure

  7. versatileer@gmail.com' Jerry Marquardt says:

    This is a great way to combine a snack and a meal, all in one meal. I can’t wait to try your special recipe, and I thank you so much for this recipe.

  8. bridget.combs.sweeps@gmail.com' Bridget Combs says:

    This sounds amazing and oh so easy! Definitely on the menu for next week

  9. knd.carr@gmail.com' Kristina Carr says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! I will have to make this for my family!

  10. This looks easy and delicious! Chili Cheese Fritos are my favorite!! Thank you for sharing! I’ll share this with my husband! Maybe he’ll make it for me! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  11. This sounds so good! I love sneaking chips into my recipes, and this is a good one to try!

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