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Easy Frito Pie

Easy Frito Pie is the best version of a classic, made in one pan, ready to eat in under 30 minutes!  We love the thick hearty chili, gooey cheese, and crunchy corn chips!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 300kcal
Author Nichole

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Small Yellow Onion Diced
  • 1 Pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Packet (2 TablespoonTaco Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 2 (15 Ounce) Cans Chili Beans
  • 1 (8 Ounce) Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons Hot Sauce optional
  • Optional Toppings: Sour Cream, Diced Green or Red Onions, Guacamole, Lettuce, Diced Tomatoes, Olives.
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheese
  • 2 Cups Fritos Corn Chips

Instructions

  • Heat a large ovenproof skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Add the diced onion, ground beef, taco seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook, breaking up the meat as you go for 5-6 minutes until no longer pink. Drain any grease if necessary, and return the meat to the pan.
  • Add the beans and tomato sauce to the pan and stir to combine. Turn the heat to low and allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat your ovens broiler to high.
  • Top the chili with half of the cheese, then the corn chips, then the remaining cheese.
  • Place the pan in the oven under the broiler for just 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.

Notes

NOTE ON MAKING AHEAD:  This can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  You can also make ahead, allow it to cool completely, and store in a freezer safe zip-top bag for up to 3 months.  To reheat, thaw the chili first if necessary.  Heat in an oven safe skillet over medium heat until warmed.  Top with the cheese/chips and broil as directed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5Cups | Calories: 300kcal