Frito Pie Recipe

Frito Pie Recipe – a Frito taco pie recipe that is great for busy weeknights. Delicious comfort food that the whole family love. 

When I was growing up we had a few staples that made appearances every week.  Saturday night was homemade pizza, and Sunday was Mexican night.

And whenever my aunt and uncle were around we had this Frito pie recipe. I think the first time that we had this was at my aunt’s house and we all loved it.  It is great to make for a crowd, so it was a staple whenever family was visiting.  Casseroles are always a good idea when you have a bunch of people to feed! 

What’s In Frito Pie

  • Ground Beef
  • Onion
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • Ranch Style Beans
  • Corn Kernels
  • Fritos
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

How to Make Frito Pie

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  1. Start by browning the ground beef and onions together.
  2. Mix in the taco seasoning. Skip the step of adding the water, just mix in the seasoning until the meat is well coated.
  3. Pour in corn, tomatoes, and beans to combine everything
  4. Pour about 3/4 bag of Fritos into the bottom of a casserole dish, top with meat mixture
  5. Sprinkle on plenty of cheese!  I like to use about 1 1/2 cups to evenly coat everything. You can go lighter or heavier, that is up to you.
  6. Bake until the cheese is melty!

What Are Ranch Style Beans

Ranchy style beans are something you can find in most grocery stores near the rest of the beans. They are usually pinto beans in a chili seasoned sauce. They aren’t sweet like baked beans, but have that same consistency.


You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Pro-Tip: If you plan on having a fair amount of leftovers, you can also just bake the meat mixture as is, and top with the Fritos. This will make reheating better and your chips won’t be as soft the next day.

Frito Pie Recipe

Frito Pie Recipe – a Frito taco pie recipe that is great for busy weeknights. Delicious comfort food that the whole family love. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 868 kcal


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 10-ounce can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 1 15 ounce can Ranch Style Beans
  • 1 cup Corn Kernels
  • 1 10.25 oz bag Fritos
  • 1 1/2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread 3/4 of the bag of Fritos in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • In a large skillet brown ground beef and onion until fully cooked and onions are soft. If there is fat or grease in your pan, drain.
  • Mix in taco seasoning until well blended.
  • Add diced tomatoes, beans and corn. Mix until everything is well combined.
  • Pour over fritos and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the cheese over the beef mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve topped with additional Fritos and your favorite taco toppings.


Recipe calls for just the corn kernels. I like to use frozen corn and measure out 1 cup. If you use canned corn, you will need to drain, so you just have the kernels

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