Frito Pie

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You can easily increase the number of servings in this recipe by adding a can of pinto beans or serving it over a large helping of Fritos. Choose mild, medium, or sharp Cheddar according to your preference.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 15 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1¼ cup diced white onion, divided
  • 2½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 4 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cans (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) Fritos Original Corn Chips
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions

Directions

  • Brown ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, breaking apart meat as you do so. Drain off any fat rendered from meat.
  • Stir in oil, 1 cup onion, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper; sauté for 5 minutes or until onion is transparent. Transfer ground beef mixture to a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Stir in tomatoes. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • To serve, place a handful (1 ounce or more) of Fritos on each plate. Ladle chili over Fritos. Top with cheese. Sprinkle with scallions and remaining white onion.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1¼ cup diced white onion, divided
  • 2½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 4 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 cans (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) Fritos Original Corn Chips
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions

Directions

  • Brown ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, breaking apart meat as you do so. Drain off any fat rendered from meat.
  • Stir in oil, 1 cup onion, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper; sauté for 5 minutes or until onion is transparent. Transfer ground beef mixture to a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Stir in tomatoes. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • To serve, place a handful (1 ounce or more) of Fritos on each plate. Ladle chili over Fritos. Top with cheese. Sprinkle with scallions and remaining white onion.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories540
Total Fat34g
Saturated Fat13g
Cholesterol95mg
Sodium910mg
Total Carbohydrate26g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars5g
Protein29g