Southwest Frito Pie

Southwest Frito Pie Recipe

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Gloria Gasperson


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...


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20 Min
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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


  • 1In 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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