What Is the Original Frito Pie Recipe?


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To make the Frito-Lay Frito Chili Pie, gather a large bag of Fritos, a 15-ounce can of chili and an 8-ounce bag of shredded cheese. Ingredients such as chopped onion, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and jalapeño are optional.

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What Is the Original Frito Pie Recipe?
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In an oven-safe serving dish, pour in the entire bag of Fritos, then spread them out evenly. Heat the chili and pour it evenly over the corn chips. If adding additional ingredients, such as tomato, lettuce, onion or jalapeño, add them at this point. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the rest of the ingredients and place the serving dish in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for a few minutes until the cheese has melted. Serve the Frito chili pie immediately.

This is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for the cold winter months. It only takes about five minutes to make and calls for ingredients that many people have on hand. There are some variations of the Fritos chili pie, including the Walking Taco, made with the same ingredients as the chili pie. The difference is: instead of using a large bag of Fritos, use the small individual bags, then eat the chili pie with a spoon right out of the bag. This mobile snack is popular at fairs, sporting events and festivals.

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