Who doesn’t love a good bag of Frito chips? Frito Pie is one of the quickest casseroles to make and is a One-Pan Meal. This Hungry Man Dinner will have your picky eaters coming back for more.

Frito Pie

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Frito Pie is a family favorite and the perfect dish for those picky eaters too. I guarantee your family will come back for seconds on this casserole. That’s a #momwin for sure.

The saying “Everything is bigger in Texas”, they were not kidding with this Frito Chili Pie. This dish will make you want to visit Texas immediately and give a personal thank you to all the people there for making the Tex-Mex cuisine and Frito Pie so popular. 

Growing up, casseroles were always a popular dinner recipe for their ease, convenience, and low budget option. Casserole recipes are endless. This is honestly what I find really fun about making casseroles, is that you can really create a great dish with only a few different ingredients.  

Frito Pie

Some of my favorite other casseroles are, Tuna Noodle Casserole, Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole, Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Casserole and Fiesta Chicken Casserole.  Let me know in the comments what your favorite casserole to make is. 

Supplies Needed

I use a 12 inch Cast Iron Skillet, where I can use on the stovetop and also throw into the oven. I prefer Lodge Brand. And don’t hesitate to have good thick hot pads too!

Fun Facts:

  • Frito’s were invented by Charles Elmer Doolin in San Antonio, Texas in 1932. 
  • No one knows who created the Frito Pie or where it came from. 
  • Frito Pie is popular among the Midwestern and Southwestern United States.
  • Texas made the Frito Pie even more huge than it already was.
  • Many people find this casserole to be the best camping meal because you can just pour the meat and toppings into a Frito bag and then enjoy your own personal Frito Casserole. 

What to serve with Frito Pie?

Frito Pie can be served with many different foods. I would recommend trying this Frito Pie with a rice base. For an even more mexican cuisine inspired dinner, I would try a mexican/spanish rice as the base.

I also recommend serving this dish with salsa, sour cream, lettuce, or tomatoes. These are just some of the many options that would be fantastic served with Frito Pie. 

What is Frito Chili Pie? 

Frito Chilli Pie is not really a pie, it  is more of  a casserole based dish. This pie is tex-mex style beef chili topped with Fritos and cheese and then baked for about 20 minutes. 

Are Frito Chips Gluten Free?

Frito Chips are indeed gluten-free. I know it can be tough to find recipes that are gluten-free, but this is the most ideal recipe you can make that will meet the dietary needs of everyone. 

What Type of Hamburger is best?

There really are no specific types of meat or hamburger required in this recipe. I prefer using a 93/7% Lean Ground Beef, use whatever you or your family prefers. 

How to store Frito Pie in the freezer?

Frito pie is a delicious Freezer Meal. Mix ingredients and freeze. Add Frito Chips and Cheese prior to baking. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to store Frito Pie in the refrigerator?

Frito Pie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 – 4 days, make sure it is put away in an airtight container. 

Can Frito Pie be made ahead of time?

Yes, Make Frito Pie and store it in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Add Chips and Cheese prior to baking for best results.

Directions Step by Step:  

Making a Frito Pie is really easy.  This is a recipe I have used to help teach my sons how to cook as the process is simple.  It takes a few minutes to gather the ingredients and it’s all downhill and easy from there.

How to make Frito Pie
  • In a Cast Iron Skillet cook hamburger over medium/high heat.  Add crushed or minced garlic to the hamburger.
  • Drain excess fat from Hamburger when fully cooked.
  • Rinse and drain corn and beans and add to the cooked hamburger.
  • Add chili sauce and taco seasoning and stir to combine all ingredients.  
  • Heat until hot and bubbly and then remove from heat. 
  • Add Frito Corn Chips on top and top with shredded cheese
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes 
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Frito Pie

Tex-Mex Classic Recipe for Frito Pie. Made with Ground Hamburger, Beans, Corn, Chili Sauce, Frito Chips and Cheese. Delicious One-Pan Meal and Family recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 673kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef 93/7% Lean
  • 1 Cup Kidney Beans Rinsed and Drain
  • 1 Cup Canned Corn Rinsed and Drain
  • 3/4 Cup Salsa
  • 3/4 Cup Chili Sauce
  • 1 Taco Seasoning Packet
  • 1 tsp Crushed Garlic
  • 2 Cup Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 3-4 Cup Frito Chips Chili Cheese Flavor

Optional Toppings

  • Tomato
  • Sour Cream
  • Green Onion
  • Jalapeno

Instructions

  • In a Cast Iron Skillet cook hamburger over medium/high heat. Add crushed or minced garlic as the hamburger is cooking.
  • Once the hamburger is fully cooked drain off excess fat.
  • Rinse and drain corn and beans and add to the cooked hamburger.
  • Add chili sauce and taco seasoning and stir to combine all ingredients.
  • Heat until hot and bubbly and then remove from heat.
  • Add Frito Corn Chips on top and top with shredded cheese
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes
  • Top with additional toppings (optional)

Nutrition

Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1252mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 766IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 384mg | Iron: 4mg
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