Bringing Grandma's recipes to your kitchen, one slice at a time.



A thick, delicious homemade chili on top of Fritos corn chips makes these amazing meal called Frito Chili Pie! Can even be made into ‘Walking Frito Chili Pie’.



2 pounds ground beef
3 cloves small garlic minced
1 small onion diced
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1-2 tbsp chili powder to taste
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp salt
3/4 cup water or beef broth
1 (9.25 oz) bag Fritos corn chips original or chili cheese flavor

For topping:

sour cream
grated cheddar cheese
diced red onion
minced jalapeño peppers


In a large skillet over medium heat, brown and crumble ground beef along with onions and garlic. Drain excess grease.
Add in tomato sauce, paste, seasonings and water (or beef broth).
Stir well until combined.
Turn heat down to medium-low and allow mixture to simmer for at least 20 minutes.
Put a handful of Frito chips on a plate or in a bowl.
Top with chili mixture.
Then add desired toppings (cheese, onion, jalapeños)

Notes frito pie recipe

This is a basic, thick chili recipe. If you like chili with beans, add in a can of drained and rinsed kidney beans. Also, if you have it on hand, try beef broth instead of water to give this chili and even “beefier” flavor.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?