Frito Pie Burger

Raven Higheagle


Aside from the Alamo and the Lone Star, there might be nothing in this world that’s more Texas than a Frito Pie Hamburger on a Jalapeno Cheddar or a Shiner Bock bun.
And being from Texas, I can make such a claim.
We spied the Frito Pie Burger on a “fancy” burger menu on a trip to Austin once – completely genius.
Since the burger buns keep so well in the freezer, I always just grate a little extra cheese and slice an extra jalapeno so that burger night only involves grilling the burgers – which is only slightly more work than actually having Frito Pie.


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Serves 8
20 Min
10 Min


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  • 2 lb
    ground beef patties, seasoned and cooked to your preference
  • 8
    ◦Burger buns (Jalapeno Cheddar Buns or Shiner Bock bun are solid choices)
  • ·
    fresh jalapeno slices
  • ·
    fritos (original, not scoops)
  • ·
    chopped white onion
  • ·
    wolf brand chili, no beans
  • ·
    grated cheddar

How to Make Frito Pie Burger


  1. Heat the chili to very hot
  2. Place the burger on the bottom bun and then layer the toppings in this order:
    Fresh jalapeno slices, a small handful of Fritos, a pinch of chopped white onion, a large spoonful of chili, and a large handful of grated cheddar.
  3. Serve immediately. Possibly with a fork

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About Frito Pie Burger

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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