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Easy Stove Top Frito Pie

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About a week ago, I shared a slow cooker version of Frito pie. Well, this week I have a quick easy stove top version to share. I must admit I like this easy Frito pie just as much! This one is topped differently and is a fun change from the other recipe. It gets the addition of fresh ingredients that really compliment the meat mixture.

It all starts by browning some ground beef in skillet. Then you mix in some chili powder, flour, salt and garlic powder. This is followed by gradually stirring in some water. Last you add in some pinto beans and allow the mixture to simmer for about 12 minutes.

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If you cut the fresh toppings up while the sauce simmers you really can have this meal ready in about 30 minutes. You can also double the sauce when you make it and freeze half for another time. This will even save you more time the next time you have this.

To eat this you serve it over Frito corn chips. Then top with various toppings like cheese, tomatoes, onion, sour cream, and cilantro. Pico de gallo would also be perfect to use in place of the tomatoes, onion, and cilantro.

Easy Stove Top Frito Pie on a plate with Fritos in the back.

Here is what you need to make the
Easy Frito Pie

  • GROUND BEEF
  • CHILI POWDER
  • FLOUR
  • SALT
  • GARLIC POWDER
  • WATER
  • CANNED PINTO BEANS
  • CORN CHIPS (I USE FRITOS)
  • CHEDDAR CHEESE
  • TOMATOES
  • RED ONION
  • SOUR CREAM AND FRESH CILANTRO, OPTIONAL
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Easy Frito Pie

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Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can 15 ounces pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4-1/2 cups corn chips I use Fritos
  • 1-1/2 cups 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 6 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • Sour cream and minced fresh cilantro optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, brown beef until fully cooked; drain.
  • Stir in the chili powder, flour, salt and garlic powder until blended; gradually stir in water.
  • Add the beans and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • To serve, divide chips among six serving bowls. Top with beef mixture followed by cheese, tomatoes and onion; garnish with sour cream and cilantro, if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

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  4. Can you believe Australia has no Fritos?? I know, I gave it an eyeroll when I first moved here.

    I love this and I might try to find something else that would work for the crunchy bit.