Frito Pie

Continuing in the theme of comfort food, there’s nothing more comforting (or low brow, to tell the truth) than Frito Pie. What better way to use leftover chili, corn chips, chopped onions and what’s left of a bag of shredded cheese all at once? Not something I’d want more than once a year or so, but that once a year? There’s nothing else quite like it.

Frito Pie

Frito Pie
recipe from Texas Cooking Online

3 c. Fritos corn chips
3/4 c. chopped onion
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
2 1/2 c. chili (your favorite – homemade, canned, whatever)

Preheat oven to 350F. Spread 2 cups of Fritos in a baking dish. Sprinkle half of the onion and half the cheese over the Fritos. Pour the chili over the onion and cheese. Sprinkle the remaining Fritos, onion, and cheese over the chili. Bake for 15 or 20 minutes and cheese until bubbly. Serve hot.

One thought on “Frito Pie

  1. Susan

    We have "frito pie" a lot more than once a year but I make it quite a bit more heart healthy. I use homemade chili (my mother-in-law's recipe…very good, pretty easy) and I have individual bowls of chopped Iceberg lettuce, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, cheese, sour cream and fritos. So it winds up being more like a taco sald…yum…
    Then the next day/night, I buy Hebrew National hot dogs and we have chili dogs…white onions and jalapenos.. another yum.

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