Frito Olé is an easy one-pot dinner that’s great for family dinners or tailgating and game day. With only 4 ingredients, plus your favorite toppings to choose from, it’s a crowd pleaser.
It’s #SundaySupper time again and this week our theme is tailgating. You don’t want spend all your time cooking when the big game is on, so I’m sharing one of my most simple, no-fuss dinners: Frito Olé.
Frito Olé is a meal I have made a lot over the years. It can be made in no time, it’s cheap to make, and it’s always a crowd pleaser. My mom was the one who started making and at that time, I believe we called it Frito Lay — just like the brand name of the popular corn chips. At some point, I started calling it Frito Olé since it sounded more fun and festive.
Frito Olé is also extremely versatile: you can add less meat, more meat or add a can of black beans. You could even go meatless and use only beans or add some vegetables, like onions, peppers, squash, corn, etc. You could also stir in some diced tomatoes with the tomato puree if you like things a bit more chunky.
Frito Olé also doubles or triples easily if you have a crowd to feed, which makes it even better for game day and tailgating.
Here’s how easy it is: in a pot, you you cook up 1 pound of ground beef or turkey. A can of tomato puree and a jar of salsa is mixed in. All of this is heated up. Each person puts a big handful of corn chips into their own bowl and spoons the meat mixture over them.
The best part of all is the toppings. I like to have lots of options like shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, avocados, and sour cream. Each person adds the toppings they like, so in our house everyone’s bowl of Frito Olé looks different.
Here’s the recipe for you to print or add to your ZipList recipe box:
- Serves: 6-7 cups total of meat sauce
- Serving size: ½ cup of sauce (or more depending on preference)
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 1 large can tomato puree (29 oz)
- 24 oz salsa
- Corn Chips (like Fritos)
- Optional Toppings: shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, avocado, guacamole, sliced jalapenos, etc.
- In pot, cook ground beef or turkey until done; drain if necessary.
- Add salsa and tomato puree to the meat. Allow to simmer on low-medium heat until thoroughly heated, approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In individual bowls, each person places a large handful of corn chips. Top the corn chips with a spoonful or two of the meat mixture, and then with desired toppings.
My fellow #SundaySupper food blogger friends all have some awesome tailgating and game day recipes for you — check them out:
Warm Ups (Appetizers):
- Bacon and Onion Dip by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Chicken Fajita Dip and Quesadillas by Chocolate Moosey
- Crab Rangoons by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Double Cheese Dill Scones by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Fried Yucca With Pink Sauce by Basic N Delicious
- Grilled Corn Dip by Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- Grilled Gameday Nachos by Supper for a Steal
- Homemade Potato Chips w/ Blue Cheese Sauce by girlichef
- Liptauer Cheese Spread by Magnolia Days
- Mahogany Baked Chicken Wings by The Dinner-Mom
- Mexican Corn Dip by Growing Up Gabel
- Pizza Dip by Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Posh Pigs In a Blanket by The Weekend Gourmet
- Pretzel Nuggets by I Run For Wine
- Roasted Garlic & Tomatillo Salsa Verde by Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Savory Baked Pinwheel’s by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Sesame Glazed Cauliflower “Wings” by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Stuffed Banana Pepper Bites by Daily Dish Recipes
- Sweet Potato Hummus by Alida’s Kitchen
- Sweet Potato Skins by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- VJ Catch-erole by My Other City By The Bay
Game Time (Main Dishes and Sides):
- 1,2,3,4,5 Chinese Spareribs by The Urban Mrs
- Bacon Burger Sliders by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Beef on Weck by Healthy. Delicious.
- Carrot Slaw by The Foodie Army Wife
- Cheerwine BBQ Pulled Pork by Nik Snacks
- Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Quesadillas by Cookin’ Mimi
- Chicken, Brie and Apple Turnovers by Shockingly Delicious
- Easy Grilled Chicken Caesar Sandwiches by Momma’s Meals
- French Onion Chicken Sandwiches by Foxes Love Lemons
- Frito Olé by Home Cooking Memories
- Gomoku Treasure Rice by NinjaBaking.com
- Grilled Fajita Kebabs by CuriousCuisiniere
- Hatch Chile Pimento Cheese Burgers by Juanita’s Cocina
- Italian Tuna and Shells Salad by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Pressed Brick Sandwich by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pulled Lamb Barbecue Sandwiches by The Texan New Yorker
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup by Neighborfood
- Smoky Turkey Burgers by Webicurean
- Snorker and Spicy Slaw Sandwiches by Food Lust People Love
- Tandoori BBQ Chicken by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Tortilla Hot Dogs by La Cocina de Leslie
Overtime (Drinks and Desserts):
- Coconut Funfetti Ice Cream Cake by What Smells So Good?
- Funfetti Sugar Cookies by Pies and Plots
- Individual Elvis Pies by Treats & Trinkets
- Portuguese Sangria by Family Foodie
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