This Frito Pie Recipe is saucy, sassy, and delicious, and ready in under an hour from start to finish. All you need is ground beef, Spicekick Chili Seasoning packet, Fritos, cheese, and canned tomatoes.
Frito Pie Recipe
Frito Pie Recipe
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If you love chili and Fritos, then you will devour this Frito pie! Frito pie features the same ingredients as walking tacos but offers the make head convenience of a baked casserole all in one dish.
How Do You Make Frito Pie with Limited Ingredients?
I made it extra easy for you, with the help of my Spicekick® Chili Seasoning packets. Simply add ground beef, canned tomatoes, and beans. Or if you prefer more of a taco taste, use Spicekick Taco Seasoning packets.
Spicekick Seasoning Mix is gluten-free and contains no added sugar. It’s made with real-food ingredients, not fillers. This all-in-one chili seasoning mix gives you perfectly seasoned, savory chili, with New Mexico chilies and coriander, plus 10 other seasonings.
Pinto beans add a good source of fiber, plus protein and iron. You can substitute pinto beans with other varieties, like black beans or kidney beans.
Next time you are craving a fall-themed dinner on a weeknight or for a gathering with friends and family, make this Frito Pie Recipe!
What to Serve with Frito Pie
· Salsa, taco sauce, or enchilada sauce
· Chopped green onions
· Diced avocado orguacamole
· Chopped cilantro
· Sour cream
Chef Michelle Dudash, RDN
2 teaspoons cooking oil, like avocado oil
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 (1.4 oz) packet Spicekick® Chili Seasoning Mix
1 (14.5-oz) can crushed tomatoes
3/4 cup water
1 (15-oz) can ranch-style or regular pinto beans, drained, not rinsed (optional)
1 (9.25 oz bag) corn chips, like Fritos Original
2 cups shredded mild Cheddar cheese (preferably home-shredded, not pre-shredded)
Salsa, taco sauce, or enchilada sauce
Chopped green onions
Diced avocado or guacamole
For the chili filling:
For the toppings:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 9-inch pan with cooking oil spray.
To make the chili:
Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the oil.
When the oil is shimmering, add the beef and spread it out in the pan, allowing it to cook for a few minutes. When browned on the bottom, break up the beef with a flat-edged wooden spoon and cook until done, a couple more minutes, reducing heat to medium as needed.
Sprinkle in the Spicekick® Chili Seasoning Mix and add the crushed tomatoes. Bring to a simmer. If the beef and tomatoes become too thick, thin with a bit of water.
Stir in the beans, or you can sprinkle them into the pan later.
Spread 1-2 cups of corn chips on the bottom of the pan. Layer on half of the beef filling. Sprinkle half of the cheese. Layer with 1-2 cups chips, remaining half of meat mixture, and remaining half of the cheese.
Cover loosely and bake until the cheese melts completely and the pan is sizzling around the edges, about 20-25 minutes.
Serve with your favorite toppings.
Serve our Frito Pie Recipe with: