Easy One-Pot Frito Olé an easy dinner that’s great for family dinners or when you have a crowd to feed. With only 4 ingredients, plus your favorite toppings to choose from, it’s a crowd pleaser.
Easy One-Pot 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.
Easy One-Pot Frito Olé is 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, 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:Print
Easy One-Pot Frito Olé Recipe
- Yield: 6 -7 cups total of meat sauce
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 1 oz large can tomato puree (29)
- 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.
–This recipe makes approximately 6-7 cups of meat sauce. An average serving is about a 1/2 cup of meat sauce to one handful of corn chips. This varies though as some people may prefer more sauce.
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