Frito Chili Pie (walking tacos)
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5 from 12 votes

Frito Chili Pie

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 784kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 cloves small garlic minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1-2 tbsp chili powder to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup water or beef broth
  • 1 9.25 oz bag Fritos corn chips can use original or chili cheese flavor
  • for topping:
  • sour cream
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • diced red onion
  • minced jalapeƱo peppers


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown and crumble ground beef along with onions and garlic. Drain excess grease.
  • Add in tomato sauce, paste, seasonings and water (or beef broth).
  • Stir well until combined.
  • Turn heat down to medium-low and allow mixture to simmer for at least 20 minutes.
  • Put a handful of Frito chips on a plate or in a bowl.
  • Top with chili mixture.
  • Then add desired toppings (cheese, onion, jalapeƱos)


This is a basic, thick chili recipe. If you like chili with beans, add in a can of drained and rinsed kidney beans. Also, if you have it on hand, try beef broth instead of water to give this chili and even "beefier" flavor.


Calories: 784kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1602mg | Potassium: 865mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 4.9mg