Grab that crockpot and whip up this Frito chili pie for lunch or dinner tonight. Seasoned ground beef, onions, chili beans all topped with lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, shredded cheese, and more.
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This is an easy, affordable, and delicious dinner idea. Frito boats or chili pies are one of my family’s favorite. I throw this together during the day, and let it simmer for a savory dinner.
Slow simmer for 5-6 hours and let the seasonings and beans and ground meat all blend together. Then pile on all your favorite toppings for a custom Frito bowl.
🧅Why I Recommend This Recipe
- Easy Prep
- Hands Off Cooking
- Slow Simmered Flavor
- You can use ground beef, turkey, chicken or even pork
- Simple pantry ingredients
👩🍳 How To Make
Saute | Saute your meat and onions in a skillet on the stove or if you have a slow cooker that offers the saute feature. Then add in your seasoning and stir.
Crockpot | Add all ingredients to the crockpot and allow it to cook for 5-6 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
Assemble | Once your done cooking, assemble with Frito chips, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, etc.
Chili and Fritos are so easy, and a great crockpot dinner kids and adults will enjoy. Comfort food that is loaded with all your favorites and topped with crunchy Frito Corn Chips!
🥑Can You Double Recipe
Want to double this crockpot Frito chili pie recipe? When slow cooking go right ahead and double as long as it fits in the slow cooker.
🥬What Beans to Use For Frito Pie
I used chili beans that are mild. You can use pinto beans if you want, kidney or other beans that you prefer.
Brooks Chili beans and Bush’s chili beans are our favorite brands. It is one we use for making classic chili or other recipes using chili beans. Feel free to use any style of chili beans you would like.
🥩 Topping Ideas
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour Cream
- Fresh Avocado
- Black Olives
- Dorthey Lynch
🧂 Storing Leftovers
If you have extra bean and beef mixture go ahead and place in a storage container. Keep your toppings and salad toppings in a different container or it will sog up the lettuce.
Then just reheat the meat in the microwave or even on the stovetop on low heat.
In terms of freezing you can store leftover chili mixture in the proper container for up to three months. Then thaw in the fridge overnight, or warm in a skillet on the stove on low heat.
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- 1 - 1 1/2 pounds lean turkey or ground beef
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 cans Chili Beans or pinto beans
- 8 oz. can Tomato sauce
- 1 can Original Rotel and juice in the can
- 1 taco seasoning packet
- 1/4 cup water
- Corn Chips
- Shredded Cheese
- In a skillet on the stove brown your ground beef or turkey until no longer pink. Add in your diced onions to soften as well.
- Once meat and onions are tender add in your taco seasoning and water. Stir until the meat soaks in the seasoning mix.
- Now you will add your meat mixture into the slow cooker. Add in the cans of bean, tomato sauce, and Rotel in the slow cooker.
- Cook on low 5-6 hours or high 3-4 hours.
- Once done pour some in a bowl, top with Frito corn chips, shredded cheese, lettuce, etc.
You can use ground beef, ground turkey, etc
Add in hot chili beans if you want a hotter flavor.
Dress your salads with all your favorite toppings.
You can double this recipe if you would like.
Store the meat in the refrigerator for a few days. You can freeze the leftover chili meat for up to three months.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1273mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 7gSugar: 11gProtein: 45g
This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.