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


2 lb
ground beef patties, seasoned and cooked to your preference
◦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


1Heat the chili to very hot
2Place 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.
3Serve immediately. Possibly with a fork

About this Recipe

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