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Slow Cooker Beefy Frito Casserole Recipe

This slow cooker casserole is beefy, cheesy and topped with Fritos chips! It's affordable, great with ground turkey and the whole family loves it!

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casserole in a black slow cooker with melted cheese on top.

Tis the season for comfort foods! This easy meal idea is a hit with the kids and us adults love it too! If you love your slow cooker, then this recipe is for you!

The ingredients are simple, it's easy to prep and throw in the slow cooker and in a couple hours, dinner is served!

The beef mixture is super flavorful, and the cheese and Fritos are the perfect topping. We also love adding our favorite taco toppings when serving. Try lettuce, fresh tomatoes, diced onion, avocado or sour cream. 

If you'd like lower sodium in this recipe, feel free to reduce the amount of taco seasoning or cajun seasoning. It's super easy to change and substitute ingredients to make it different depending on what you prefer or what you already have on hand.

These are also great served as walking tacos! Skip adding the Fritos to the slow cooker and serve the beefy cheese mixture in individual sized bags of Fritos. This is super easy for a party or potluck!

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What are the ingredients in this recipe?

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How to make:

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Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • This recipe can also be baked in the oven. Assemble all ingredients in a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • We use freshly shredded cheese whenever possible. It melts and tastes better than store bought shredded cheese.

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More ground beef dinner recipes you may like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use kidney beans instead of black beans
  • add sour cream to the ground beef mixture
  • use any flavor Doritos instead of Fritos
  • use pepper jack cheese instead of cheddar
  • add canned or frozen corn
  • use a few cans of rinsed canned beans instead of the ground beef for a meatless meal
  • use ground turkey instead of beef
  • use salsa instead of rotel


casserole scooped on a spoon from the slow cooker.

Supplies you may need:

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family did!


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Yield 6 servings
Author Sweet Hazel Honey
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
2 H & 15 M
Total time
2 H & 25 M

Slow Cooker Beefy Frito Casserole


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 - 15.5 ounce canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1 - 10 ounce can rotel
  • 1 1/2 cups red enchilada sauce
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 - 9.25 ounce bag Fritos


  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat. Drain excess grease if needed.
  2. Scoop the ground beef into the slow cooker and add the olive oil to the pan.
  3. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one minute, then add to the slow cooker.
  4. Add black beans and rotel, then the red enchilada sauce. Stir to combine.
  5. Season with taco and cajun seasoning, then stir well and cover.
  6. Cook on high for 1-2 hours.
  7. After that time, stir the contents of the slow cooker then sprinkle with half of the cheese, top with all Fritos, then remaining cheese.
  8. Place the slow cooker lid back on the slow cooker and continue to heat on high for 15 minutes, until cheese is melted.


Use freshly shredded cheese whenever possible. It melts and tastes better.

This recipe can also be baked in the oven. Assemble all ingredients in a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.

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