Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

I found this recipe in TOH Magazine, by Janet Scoggins, and I am posting for safe keeping, as I want to try it out for our football snacking time. It sounds perfect for me, as it probably isn't overly spicy/hot. I am not a fan of having my mouth on fire/numb and unable to taste things, but for those of you less whimpy, add hot peppers or cayenne pepper to taste and also any other toppings of choice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the chili powder, flour, salt and garlic powder until blended; gradually stir in water.
  2. Add the beans, if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. To serve, divide chips among six serving bowls. Top with beef mixture, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and onion; garnish with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.
Most Helpful

Diner my dh wants to give you 10 stars for this dish, he couldn't get enough of it . Made exactly as written using all ingredients listed, so yummy. I did add more chili powdert for my dh he loves spicy dishes. This was the first time that we ever tried frito pie, I can easily say that it won't be the last. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Made for the Fearless Red Dragons - ZWT8 - Mexico.

Baby Kato August 04, 2012

Charlotte J's great picture caught my eye and prompted me to try this recipe. This was yummy for a cold winter's afternoon. We used green onion, lettuce, tomato, Mexican blend cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, and guacamole as toppers to the Frito's and meat mixture. I would have liked it a bit spicier, but DH thought it was good the way it was. If at all possible, use the fresh cilantro; it gave the dish a great taste! I may half again the chili powder next time to give it a bit more kick, but overall a tasty, easy meal! Thanks for sharing diner!!

DeniseBC January 22, 2012

I love Frito Pies, Walking Tacos or whatever other name you want to give them. I used Penzey's Regular Chili Powder, that was alright but I like Ortega's Taco Seasoning the best. Thank you for posting. Made for Please Review My Recipe 2012

Charlotte J January 20, 2012