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Frito Pie

Easy Frito pie made with Fritos™ corn chips, ground beef, chili beans, tomato sauce and topped with cheddar cheese!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Keyword: frito chili pie, frito pie, frito pie casserole
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 466kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • 10 oz Fritos™ corn chips about 5 cups
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped, 1 cup
  • 20 oz tomato sauce or enchilada sauce, 2 1/2 cups
  • 20 oz chili beans 2 1/2 cups (see note)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded

Serving - Optional

  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  • green onions
  • shredded lettuce


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Set aside a rectangular 9×13 in (33x23 cm) baking dish.
  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and onions and sauté for 5-7 minutes until slightly browned.
  • Add the tomato sauce or enchilada sauce and chili beans. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups of Fritos™ to the prepared dish. Then pour the chili mixture on top to make a layer.
  • Add the remaining Fritos™ and top with the cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • Remove from oven and add optional green onions and garnishes.


  • Chili beans are pre-seasoned beans. You can also use regular cooked kidney or pinto beans with 1 1/2 tbsp of taco seasoning added.
  • Spicy variation: try using Spicy Jalapeno Fritos or add sliced fresh jalapeños on top (before the cheese).


Serving: 150g | Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 1292mg | Potassium: 845mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 4.1mg