Saturday, March 28, 2009

Frito Fiesta Salad

I love browsing through blogs seeing what recipes other people are fixing and enjoying. I spend way to much time doing this, but I've found some really great blogs with food I can't wait to try. Last week I came across a great blog Gather Round Our Table and printed a huge stack of recipes. Frito Fiesta Salad sounded right up our alley. Boy, I'm glad I tried this one. It's excellent! You can even use the leftover meat sauce to make a completely different meal. Warm it in a skillet with cooked ice. Sprinkle with cheese and continue heating until the cheese is melted. Including chips, this great meal comes in under $1.50 per serving. I can't wait to make this one again!


FRITO FIESTA SALAD
1 lb. hamburger
1 small onion, chopped
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
1 (15 oz) can diced tomato
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
Frito corn chips
lettuce, grated cheese, olives, avocado, ranch dressing, sour cream, salsa

Brown and drain hamburger with onion. Add package of taco seasoning and cook according to package directions. Add beans, corn, diced tomato and tomato sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes. Assemble like a taco salad using Frito corn chips on bottom and topping with meat sauce and toppings of choice (lettuce, grated cheese, olives, avocado, ranch dressing, sour cream, salsa, etc.) 6 servings

13 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds awesome, Heidi!! I do the same thing as you.. I print out everything I like:)Then I put them in a binder. Pick a couple a week and try them.

Rachel said...

This sounds like something my family would definitely enjoy!

Karen Harris said...

Came across you on Foodie BlogRoll. Adorable blog. I love "real cooks" or moms like me that have to cook everyday and still love it.

Tammy said...

Thanks for the link~~another great one to drool over!

I love a frito pie...fritos layered with chili and cheese...*smacking lips*

pixen said...

yummy... I love reading your blog! Your kids are cute too. I bet they 'busy' in kitchen as well. I must try few of your recipes for my 3 year old boy. Thank you for sharing!

Willoughby said...

This reminds me of the way we eat chili, with fritos and cheese! Looks great!

Coleen's Recipes said...

This looks like a FUN FUN recipe, thanks for posting it.

teresa said...

Mmmm, this looks really good. You've got a fun blog!

Sandy said...

I love fritos. Yummy! Looks like a great recipe to try.

from my motorhome to yours said...

I have to try this my husband loves fritos

Justine said...

we've had this a school sometimes: tasty!!

burpandslurp said...

wow! this sounds like a fun dinner for the whole family! now I just wish my family liked mexican style dinners...maybe this would convert them?

Julie said...

I love fritos in my chili...this looks great!