Fancified Frito Pie

Fancified Frito Pie
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Ah, Frito Pie … so kitschy … so guilt-inducing … so completely and totally irresistible. Frito Pie represents classic Americana casserole art at its best: crunchy corn chips, hearty chili, and toppings a-go-go, each serving personalized to suit each person at the table; meals just don’t get any better than that. I’ve reinvented traditional Lone Star Frito Pie here, pressing the crushed corn chips into a fluted tart form to create an elegant shell. Finish your ‘pie’ with some of the best chili around and a healthy dose of melted cheese, and no one will think twice about digging in to this comely casserole.

6
Servings
1140
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 6 Cups corn chips
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour

Directions

For the Crust:

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
48g
69%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
157g
100%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
364mg
36%
Choline, total
39mg
9%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
12g
48%
Folate, total
78µg
20%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
300mg
94%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
438mg
63%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
107mg
7%
Water
8g
0%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Frito Pie Shopping Tip

Ingredients like rice, pasta, and beans make for great casserole bases – they are inexpensive, come in a variety of sizes and flavors, and can stretch meat and vegetables a long way.

Frito Pie Cooking Tip

Making two casseroles is just as easy as making one – freeze the second for busy days ahead.