Remodelaholic | Frito Pie Recipe

While it’s not actually a pie, the melted cheese, crunchy chips, and taco-seasoned savory goodness of this Frito Pie recipe are for real!

Serve this casserole with some Texas Caviar, a Baja Fish Taco, and/or a side of Mexican Street Corn.

Frito Pie Recipe

Packed with protein-filled ground beef and black beans, topped with cheese and customized with your favorite toppings, this Frito Pie recipe is quick to put together and pleases many palates.

What you need to make Frito Pie

Nothing difficult to find here. For the pie, you’ll need just basic items from your local grocery store:


For toppings, choose from the list only the items your family likes. Offer the toppings on the side to allow each person to customize their plate to their liking.

How to make this Frito Pie Recipe

Step 1: Oven and baking dish

To begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 13×9 baking dish with non-stick spray.

Step 2: Ground Beef and seasonings

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef until almost done then add the chopped onions and cook 3-4 more minutes until the onions soften and the beef is no longer pink.

Stir in the taco seasoning and water. Increase the heat so the mixture boils a bit.

Step 3: Black beans and enchilada sauce

Reduce the heat back down to a simmer and stir in black beans and enchilada sauce.

Cook 2-3 more minutes until the mixture is heated through and slightly thickened.

Step 4: Assemble the Frito Pie

Next, go back to your baking dish. Add about 3 1/2 cups of corn chips to the bottom and spread them evenly. Sprinkle the chips with half the shredded cheese.

Carefully spoon the beef mixture over the chips and cheese. Top with the remaining cheese.

Step 5: Bake

Bake the Frito pie, uncovered, 18-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbly around the edges.

Step 6: Toppings and serve

Remove it from the oven and top with remaining corn chips. Add the toppings of your choice, if desired, or serve them on the side.

Serve the Frito Pie immediately. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, white or yellow chopped finely
  • 1 package or 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 19 oz can enchilada sauce
  • 1 9.25 oz bag Fritos corn chips
  • 2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese


Spray 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray
In a large skillet, brown ground beef until almost done
Add onions and cook until soft, about 3-4 minutes, and beef is no longer pink
Stir in taco seasoning and water, heat to boiling
Reduce heat and stir in beans and enchilada sauce
Cook 2-3 minutes or until heated through and mixture is slightly thickened
Add about 3 ½ cups of corn chips to the bottom of the prepared baking dish
Sprinkle with half the shredded cheese (about 1 cup)
Top with beef mixture
Sprinkle on the remaining cheese
Bake uncovered for 18-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly around the edges
Remove from oven and top with remaining corn chips and toppings of your choice, if desired
Serve immediately
Store leftovers in refrigerator

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