Southwest Frito Pie

Southwest Frito Pie

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Gloria Gasperson'Giddings


This is a great recipe.. I have made this years ago but without the pintos beans and now i love pinto beans... This is great to serve at family gatherings or just for your friends. Enjoy...


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
30 Min


  • 2 1/2 lb
    lean grounded beef (90 % lean )
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder with parsley
  • 2 c
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 oz.) pinto beans, rinsed and drained, optional
  • 4 1/2 c
    corn chips
  • 2 c
    shredded lettuce
  • 1 1/2 c
    ( 6oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 c
    chopped tomatoes
  • 6 Tbsp
    finely chopped onion
  • ·
    sour cream and minced cilantro, opitonal

How to Make Southwest Frito Pie


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the chili powder, flour,salt and garlic powder until blended; gradually stir in water.
    Add the beans,if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;simmer, umcovered, for 12-15 mins. or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
    To serve, divide chips among six serving bowls. Top with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes,and onion garnish with sour cream and cilantro if desired.

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