Frito pie

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Frito pie

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Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:1037
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th January 2013

A Frito pie typically consists of a small single-serving bag of Fritos (plain corn chips / tortilla chips), with a cup of chili poured over the top, usually finished up with grated cheese or onions and jalapeños and sour cream. Frito pies are popular in the Southwestern United States.

This dish is similar to Cheese nachos and the original Easy frito pie.


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  1. Brown the ground beef and season according to taco seasoning mix.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C).
  3. Spread 2 cups of Fritos in a baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle half the onion , half the cheese and the chopped tomatoes over the Fritos.
  5. Combine ground beef with the chili and pour over the onion and cheese.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining Fritos, onion and cheese over the chili.
  7. Bake for 15 or 20 minutes and cheese is bubbly.
  8. Serve hot, garnish with sour cream.


See Quick and easy frito pie

Serving suggestion

Scatter a handful of pickled jalapeños over the top of the tortilla chips before baking.

An orange cut into thin segments (skin on) and baked separately makes an nice refreshing accompaniment to this dish.

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