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Frito Pie Recipe

Frito Pie Recipe – a Frito taco pie recipe that is great for busy weeknights. Delicious comfort food that the whole family love. 

When I was growing up we had a few staples that made appearances every week.  Saturday night was homemade pizza, and Sunday was Mexican night. Enchiladas were one of our favorites that we had often.

And whenever my aunt and uncle were around we had this Frito pie recipe. I think the first time that we had this was at my aunt’s house and we all loved it.  It is great to make for a crowd, so it was a staple whenever family was visiting.  Casseroles are always a good idea when you have a bunch of people to feed!  This Beef and Noodle Casserole is such an easy one to make and you can double it without a problem if you need more.

taco meat with melted cheese in a bowl

 

What’s In Frito Pie

  • Ground Beef
  • Onion
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • Ranch Style Beans
  • Corn Kernels
  • Fritos
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

If you want to cut down on the sodium or just control the ingredients a little more, try my Homemade Taco Seasoning instead of a store bought packet.

What Are Ranch Style Beans

Ranchy style beans are something you can find in most grocery stores near the rest of the beans. They are usually pinto beans in a chili seasoned sauce. They aren’t sweet like baked beans, but have that same consistency.

If you can’t find them in your store, you can check them out online here.

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How to Make Frito Pie

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  1. Start by browning the ground beef and onions together.
  2. Mix in the taco seasoning. Skip the step of adding the water, just mix in the seasoning until the meat is well coated.
  3. Pour in corn, tomatoes, and beans to combine everything
  4. Pour about 3/4 bag of Fritos into the bottom of a casserole dish, top with meat mixture
  5. Sprinkle on plenty of cheese!  I like to use about 1 1/2 cups to evenly coat everything. You can go lighter or heavier, that is up to you.
  6. Bake until the cheese is melty!
A bowl of frito pie

Frito Pie Serving Suggestions

Fritos might be my all time favorite chip, so it is no surprise that I am a fan of this Frito pie.  I like to reserve about 1/4 of the bag of chips to top each portion when you serve it.  You can also top with your favorite taco toppings. I will take pretty much any excuse to use Fritos like Chicken Enchilada Chili.

  • Sour Cream
  • Lettuce
  • Black Olives
  • Avocado
  • Diced Tomatoes

Leftovers

You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Pro-Tip: If you plan on having a fair amount of leftovers, you can also just bake the meat mixture as is, and top with the Fritos. This will make reheating better and your chips won’t be as soft the next day.

close up frito pie for pinterest

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Yield: 5

Frito Pie Recipe

Frito Pie Recipe - a Frito taco pie recipe that is great for busy weeknights. Delicious comfort food that the whole family love. 

Frito Pie Recipe - a Frito taco pie recipe that is great for busy weeknights. Delicious comfort food that the whole family love. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 10-ounce can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 1 15 ounce can Ranch Style Beans
  • 1 cup Corn Kernels
  • 1 10.25 oz bag Fritos
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread 3/4 of the bag of Fritos in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
    2. In a large skillet brown ground beef and onion until fully cooked and onions are soft. If there is fat or grease in your pan, drain.
    3. Mix in taco seasoning until well blended.
    4. Add diced tomatoes, beans and corn. Mix until everything is well combined.
    5. Pour over fritos and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the cheese over the beef mixture.
    6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    7. Serve topped with additional Fritos and your favorite taco toppings.

Notes

Recipe calls for just the corn kernels. I like to use frozen corn and measure out 1 cup. If you use canned corn, you will need to drain, so you just have the kernels

Nutrition Information

Yield

5

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 868Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 28gCholesterol 114mgSodium 1878mgCarbohydrates 64gFiber 8gSugar 7gProtein 42g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Ann

Monday 29th of April 2024

Will add a little liquid when I make it again. Filling was a little too dry.

Abby

Saturday 20th of April 2024

Delish!! I’ve never made it before but made it tonight. And we enjoyed it! The change I would make next time is to not put Fritos on the bottom (bc they get super soggy when baked) and instead, bake it without it so the cheese melts and then 2 mins before taking it out of the oven, I’d place the Fritos on top so they remain crunchy. I topped it with diced tomatoes, scallions, cilantro and iceberg lettuce, sour cream and avocado! Chefs kiss!! Thanks for the recipe.

Faye

Wednesday 10th of April 2024

Have made this twice now. I did add a small amount of enchilada sauce to meat mixture and it was delicious. Not dry at all. In the oven for tonight's easy dinner.

Jen

Monday 29th of January 2024

Wow, that's a lot (!) of salt per serving.

Erin S

Tuesday 30th of January 2024

As the notes say, it is a computer generated estimate, not 100% accurate. But there are LOTS of ways to reduce it if that is what you want. Or just look at the actual brand of products you use to see what it actually is for you.

Beverly Dittel

Wednesday 27th of December 2023

The comment I posted was for Marcie Walker whose husband doesn't eat tomatoes!

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