By islandgirl77551 on April 17, 2005
Photo by lazyme
Photo by lazyme
"A great quick meal that was a favorite in my family when I was growing up and that my kids love too! Recipe has been adjusted to 2 cans of chili as suggested by reviewers. I normally use one and don't use the entire bag of fritos. You can adjust the chili to frito ratio to your taste. More chili is always good."
Serving Size: 1 (325 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Nice version of the standard frito pie. Loved the addition of the tamales. Thanks for sharing. Made for Chef Alphabet Soup Tag."
"This is just sooo goood. I took it to a potluck and everyone loved it. I forgot to rate it (months ago - sorry) but my daughter is having a pot luck and I thought about this recipe again! Love the addition of the tamales."
"Nice easy supper. I added 2 cans of chili as it looked alittle 'dry' with one. Will make again :)"
"Frito Chili Pie has been one of my favorites for years. The tamales add a nice addition to regular Frito Chili Pie. Quick and easy. Thanks islandgirl77551. Bullwinkle."
"My family loved this. I have very picky kids, I never know what they are going to eat. I made this one night last week and they ate the entire pan in one night. It was super easy to prepare and one that I will do again. Thanks for sharing."
"This was a great fast and easy recipe to fix. I used homemade tamales that I had frozen. Used two cans of turkey chili and 2% cheese. Great recipe!"
"A+ for ease of preparation...however I didn't enjoy the canned tamales flavor (maybe just the brand - I had Hormel). I thought that the inside Fritos got soggy during baking - and the leftovers didn't reheat well at all! No big loss, since the ingredients were inexpensive and the recipe was so easy, however I don't think I'll make this again."
"My family has been making this recipe for many years now.I love it and so do my children...DD requests it often.I use a 9x13 pan and double everything. We also garnish it with extra fritos. Thanks!"
"Another simple dinner for busy (or lazy) nights! :) I used frozen tamales (thawed in the microwave and corn husks removed) and increased the chili to 2 cans. I was craving some comfort food, and this hit the spot. We served it up with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and onions, sour cream and Spicy Guacamole (recipe #36401). Mmmm. Thanks for posting."
"I really hoped my family would like this but was disappointed with the results. I followed the recipe exactly but the top layer was very dried out. It certainly was easy to prepare. I'm sorry it didn't work for us. "
"This deserves 5 stars alone just for being so easy to throw together. I made this the other night and I have to tell you, I was very skeptical about tamales in a can. In all my 29yrs...I have never touched the things because I thought they would be gross...I was so wrong...they actually taste good. Getting back to the Frito Chili Pie though...the only thing I did differently was saute my onions in a little bit of butter first and mixed it in with the chili. Good recipe, my DH and I enjoyed it...thanks for posting. "
"I just have to give this a high rating--super easy, quick, and, of course, tastes great. :) I had never made Frito casserole using tamales, so after I saw this recipe I decided get the ingredients to have on hand for the next night I either did not feel like cooking, or had to throw something together at the last minute. When at the store, I couldn't remember the size can of tamales, and I bought a 28-ounce can. I ended up using 2 cans of chili, but kept with the original 2 cups of cheese (used a Mexican blend) and only about 5 ounces of Fritos. Left the onions out for the sake of my son, and my husband and I just added them (and jalapenos) at the table. I hadn't eaten canned tamales since I was a kid--enjoyed them as a base for this casserole. Great comfort food for a cold night, or for any night you are short on energy or time. Thanks for sharing the recipe! "