Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a good dish to prepare for a cool evening. Some people add a small can of mushrooms, but I like it without. I never heard of mushrooms in a chili pie before.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Brown meat and onion in Canola oil.
  3. Drain.
  4. Add tomato sauce, chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, and water.
  5. Spray a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  6. Place a layer of meat mixture in bottom of prepared casserole dish.
  7. Add a layer of beans, then a layer of Fritos and then a layer of cheese.
  8. Repeat layers, except do not add cheese.
  9. Leave last layer of cheese to top baked casserole.
  10. Bake casserole 35 minutes.
  11. Top with cheese& continue baking until cheese is melted& bubbly, about 10-15 minutes.
Most Helpful

The weather turned cool here in Texas, so I had to try this. Added chopped green chilies and 1 tsp of Cumin. The sodium was reduced a tad by using no salt added tomatoe sauce.I layered it in a 9x13 baking dish. A great dish. Thank you.

Young Living in Texas October 10, 2002

This recipe was a definite keeper!@ My kids loved it! I used 1 can of kidney beans and 1 can of black beans. Wonderful recipe! Thanks Miss Annie ; )

RecipeNut October 05, 2002

This was very good! I cut the recipe in half since there is just the two of us. Next time I think I'll put most of the Fritos in the center...the ones on top got a little tough. But all in all it was a very good meal! I will definately be making this again!

Cats Eye August 30, 2007