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Frito Pie


A great "Frito Pie" for your Super Bowl party.


Frito Pie

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 2 1/2 Cups diced onion
  • 1/3 Cup jalapeño, diced
  • 1/3 Cup garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/5 Cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. cumin seed
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons oil (olive or vegetable for pan)
  • 6 little bags of Fritos
  • Pico de gallo or fresh salsa
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese (for garnish)


Frito Pie

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add the ground beef. Break up into smaller pieces and brown the meat. Season generously with salt. Remove meat from the pan and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and onions to the same sauté pan and cook onion for 5-10 minutes over medium heat. Once onions are softened and slightly golden in color, add jalapeño, cumin, and garlic and cook for five more minutes. Then add chili powder and browned meat and cook for about 2-5 minutes (until everything has become that reddish color).

Add the tomato and check for seasoning. Simmer for about twenty minutes.

Open up the bags of Fritos. In each bag, on top of the chips, add chili, pico de gallo or salsa, and top with freshly grated cheddar cheese. Enjoy! (Preferably with a spork!)