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Slow Cooker Frito Pie (Chili Pie)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Easy slow cooker frito pie recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Full of chili beans, Fritos chips, cheddar cheese, taco seasoning.
Yield: 6 People

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1 cup Onion , Finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Finely minced
  • 1 can Tomato sauce, 8 oz. can
  • 1 can Diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz. can
  • 1 can Pinto beans, 15 oz. can, Drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Chili beans, 15.5 oz. can
  • 2-3 tbsp Taco seasoning, Adjust according to your preference
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • Salt, To taste
  • Pepper, To taste
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch , Dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup Frozen corn
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, Full fat, Shredded
  • 2-3 cups Frito corn chips, Adjust according to your preference

Instructions 

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add ground beef, onions, garlic and cook until beef is browned and no longer pink.
  • Drain grease, if necessary.
  • Transfer this mixture to a crockpot (6 quart or larger).
  • Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, pinto beans, chili beans, taco seasoning, chili powder, salt, pepper.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Cover and cook on Low heat for for 5-6 hours or High heat for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove lid and mix in cornstarch slurry, frozen corn and half the cheddar cheese and allow the residual heat to melt and make the chili ooey gooey. This takes about 5-10 minutes.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese on top, along with lots of Fritos. Serve immediately! Instead of doing this, you can also serve chili in individual bowls and sprinkle lots of cheddar cheese and Frito chips on top.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • After the Frito chips are sprinkled on top, this must be served immediately. Leftovers (without Fritos topping) can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave or stovetop. Sprinkle Fritos on top after heating. 

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 1473mg, Potassium: 1114mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 1134IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 352mg, Iron: 5mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Calories: 487
Author: Abeer Rizvi