Frito Pie

This is a family favorite that I found in the 101 More Things To Do With A Slow Cooker cookbook by Stephanie Ashcraft and Janet Eyring. In the book, it’s called Grandma Brenda’s Frito Pie.

Now, my kids don’t eat this piled up like you’re suppose to. They like it in a bowl with the toppings and then they dip their Fritos in it. They are opposed to the chips getting soft at all.

On the other hand, I eat it the way the recipe suggests. My husband kind of eats it more like soup. He has it in a bowl, with the toppings on it, then puts the Fritos on top. What can I say, they’re all a little weird that way. We also just use sour cream, cheese, and green onion to top ours.

Frito Pie |

Frito Pie
  • ½ pound ground beef, browned and drained
  • 2 (16 oz cans) pork and beans, pork removed
  • 1 (4 oz can) chopped green chilies
  • 1 (8 oz can) tomato sauce
  • 4 to 6 drops Tabasco sauce (I leave this out)
  • 1 bag (15 oz) Fritos Corn Chips
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • diced green onion
  1. Combine all ingredients except chips in a greased 3 to 4½ quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  2. Scoop over a handful of Fritos and top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and green onion. Makes 6 - 8 servings (I think it makes more like 5 servings)


This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in November 2013.

12 comments on “Frito Pie

  • This looks so yummy…I always love fritos with my chili! Just found your blog, it’s great 🙂

  • This is in my crockpot today!! It smells so yummy. It’s a great recipe for a rainy yucky day.

  • Laura, Zion is beyond beautiful! Whenever we go we LOVE to stop in Sprindale where they have a ton of amazing restaurants (they are for the most part a tad pricy, but really good) The Bumbleberry cafe is a must for pie and I love stopping at the farmers markets for dried fruits and goodies! We also love the Giant Movie Theater! The Pizza & Noodle Co. also rocks! You will LOVE it!

  • This is one of our favorites. I found your blog through Mmm…cafe. Hope you don’t mind me linking your blog to mine. I love all of your recipe ideas.
    My recipe site is: if you would like to check it out. And thanks for the dinner idea for tonight. It was exactly what I needed! 😉

  • I just came across your blog and everything looks so yummy. And, I can personally vouch for ths recipe. I’ve had it from the actual Grandma Brenda. She was my neighbor growing up and I know one of the authors of that book. Hope you don’t mind a stranger checking out all of your yummy recipes!

  • That looks so fun! I love Fritos, and they go great with chili-like things and cheese. Yum!

  • Oh my goodness. I love fritos so much. I would have this but then not eat anything all day. It’s worth it.

  • What a fun Frito Pie! I think I would like to dip it, drench it and soup it! I’ve got this same cook book. I will have to make this one.

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