Frito Chili Pie

"I like my chili thick and mild with just a bit of zing and I hate the taste of pre-packaged seasoning mix so here's my own chili recipe served my favorite way...scooped over a layer of fritos corn chips and topped with shredded cheddar cheese! This reminds me of childhood! Enjoy."
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Ready In:




  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a dutch oven or large pot.
  • Cook until beef and sausage are browned and drain excess grease.
  • Turn heat to medium and add remaining ingredients.
  • Turn heat to medium low and simmer for 40 minutes.
  • To Serve:

  • Pour a layer of Fritos onto a plate or into a bowl.
  • Spoon chili over Fritos.
  • Garnish with desired amount of shredded cheddar cheese.

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  1. A delicious chili recipe. Although the ingredient list looks comes together quickly. This is quite a spicy chili and so future reviewers might want to opt out of the red pepper flakes or cayenne seasoning. Made for Spice of the Month. - Paprika!~
  2. Great chili recipe! I doubled it & cut way back on the sugar. I also decided mine didn’t need the tomato paste. It was really thick the next day anyways. I couldn’t help myself & added a few roasted jalapeños to it. It’s a keeper for sure. Easy to put together as well. Thanks.


My name is Angela, I'm a 39 year old Real Estate Broker in Central Florida. Even though I have always sensed an inner chef dying to get out, being single with no kids, I have always viewed cooking as more of a chore than a hobby or something to enjoy. I have found that cooking for others is much more rewarding than cooking for just myself, but I do love good food so I'm on the zaar trying to broaden my horizons by developing my cooking skills and trying new dishes whether or not I have friends or family around to rave about it!
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