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Frito Pie Dogs

Raven Higheagle


For those who don’t already know, a Frito Pie is basically just corn chips (preferably Frito’s) slathered in chili and cheese. Both San Antonio Texas and Santa Fe New Mexico claim to have invented this dish, but they’re both wrong. Frito pie was created by the Frito Lay Test kitchens (first called Frito Chili Pie) & was first served in Dallas Texas in 1949. Another essential of a Texas Frito Pie is the addition of jalapeño peppers, this bows to that tradition. It’s a heartwarming, explosion of flavors & heat that just screams Texas. The chili need to be red chili


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Makes 8 dogs (2 per person)
10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 8
    beef franks (or franks of your choice)
  • 2 c
    frito's corn chips (regular sized)
  • 32 oz
    of your favorite no-bean chili
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8
    hot dog buns
  • ·
    chopped onions and sliced jalapeños, as garnish

How to Make Frito Pie Dogs


  1. Cook hot dogs and heat chili.
  2. Place about 1/4 cup of corn chips on hot dog bun.
  3. Add cooked franks.
  4. Pour over about 2 Tablespoons chili.
  5. Top with cheese, onions and jalapeños.
  6. Serve immediately with a good cold beer or soda.

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