Frito pie is a classic dish that is easy to make and is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or as a game-day snack. Here’s a simple recipe to make Frito pie:
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 can of red kidney beans
- 1 can of corn
- 1 tsp. chilli powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 bag of Fritos corn chips
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until it is browned and fully cooked. Drain any excess fat.
- Add the diced onion to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, and corn to the skillet, and stir to combine.
- Add the chilli powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to the skillet and stir to combine. Let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Spread a layer of Fritos on the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Spoon the beef and bean mixture over the Fritos.
- Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the beef and bean mixture.
- Add another layer of Fritos on top of the cheese.
- Bake the Frito pie in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the Fritos are crispy.
Once it’s done, take the pan out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, you can serve it with a dollop of sour cream or some chopped green onions on top, or enjoy it as it is! You can make this recipe your own by adding different toppings such as jalapenos, avocado, or a dollop of guacamole. Frito pie is a versatile dish that can be tailored to your taste. This recipe serves about 6-8 people. Enjoy!