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Best Chili Cheese Frito Pie

This Best Chili Cheese Frito Pie is layered with flavor! It's quick and filling, a great weeknight meal your family will love.
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Best Chili Cheese Frito Pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Assembly 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 1 large bag of Frito Lay Chips I used the scoops
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium sized onion minced finely
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt or salt free seasoning I used salt free seasoning in the video.
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • green onions & diced tomatoes for garnishing optional



  • Season 70/30 ground beef with seasoning salt, garlic, black pepper, cumin and chili powder. Brown.
  • Add in crushed tomatoes, onions, cilantro, tomato sauce and water.
  • Let everything simmer for about 20 minutes.

Building the Pie

  • Place the Frito Lay Chips at the bottom of a casserole dish.
  • Pour the homemade chili over the chips.
  • Top the chili with cheese. (I like to use a combination of cheddar and mozzarella cheese but mainly cheddar.)
  • To add more color and flavor, add diced tomatoes and green onions on top of the cheese (optional).