Thursday, August 13, 2009

Chili Casserole

Where has summer gone? I can't believe it's already time for school to begin. My girls are almost ready. I need to finish up buying school supplies and shoes. Sophie got a letter from her teacher today and it makes me so sad thinking about how time flies! Before I know it little Chase will be in school too. I will begin the school year as substitute custodian working 12:30-4:30 and will need quick easy meals. This chili casserole I found over at Kara's Kitchen fits the bill. This crunchy, cheesy casserole's great. It also reheats really well as leftovers...and it's taco-ish :)

1 pound hamburger
1 onion, chopped
1 packet chili seasoning mix
8 oz tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 cans pinto beans, drained
1 can sliced olives
1 1/2-2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 cup Fritos corn chips

Brown and drain hamburger. Add onion, chili seasoning, tomato sauce, and water. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. In a 2 qt casserole dish, layer half of the meat, beans, olives, and cheese. Repeat layers, ending with chips and cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove cover and bake for 5 minutes or till crispy on top.


Mary said...

Oh Heidi, that sounds so good right now!

Melody said...

This looks so good. I love anything with fritos! YUMMY!

Denise said...

Heidi, this will be soooo good on a cold winter day. yum

Krista said...

YUM! Chili casserole?! I love it.

Lara said...

Oh yeah--that looks like it's right up our alley!

the ungourmet said...

I make a casserole similar to this and my family just loves it. I love the fritos on top! :0)

Coleen's Recipes said...

This is a great recipe, I've made one VERY similar for years and it is always a crowd pleaser.

Willoughby said...

We eat our chili with fritos and cheese, too! The only other thing I add is a little sour cream on top.

I left you on comment on yesterday's post that disappeared. I don't know if it happened to anyone else, just wanted to let you know.

Katy ~ said...

This does sound taco-ish, doesn't it; love that! We enjoy tacos here so this would be a hit. Will have to do this when I don't feel like fussing with the shells and all. Gotta to buy some fritos!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh this sounds fantastic Heidi!! Easy to put together and so very flavorful!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the summer thing, I can't believe it's almost over!

So glad you liked my casserole. :)

And thanks for linking to me, I appreciate it!

Rachel said...

I seriously can't believe it's time for kids to start going back to school! All of my girlfriends' kids have already started back--I seem to remember starting the end of August when we were little!

Your chili casserole looks like it would be the most perfect meal, especially with Fall approaching! I was just telling my husband the other day that I couldn't wait for the weather to cool off a bit so I could get myself psyched to start making chili, beef stew, soups, etc!

Chicago Mom said...

I have been looking for a good casserole recipe that included corn chips - thanks!

Ingrid said...

Mine start school in just 1o days & I still have so much to get done for my three!

This looks like a terrific cook (& yummy) meal...thanks for sharing!

Happy Friday!

Stephanie said...

Mmmm, my kind of comfort food! Warm, cheesy, and a little spicy. :-)

My kids aren't in school yet, but the thought of school and fall makes me ready to get back to comfort-food-casserole-hearty-type food cooking! Don't do as much of that in the warm summer months!

Monica H said...


Thank you for leaving such a kind comment on my blog. I appreciate it more than you know. I also wanted to say that I am sorry for your loss as well. I will hold Matthew in myheart and you in my prayers. I wish he were with you too.


Spryte said...

Yum!! This would be a huge hit at my house!