Crunch Time: Ultimate Crispy Homemade Frito Pie

January 8, 2024

Imagine the perfect blend of textures and flavors in one irresistible dish – that’s what this Crispy Homemade Frito Pie is all about. This heartwarming recipe is a celebration of all things delicious, combining savory beef, melted cheese, sweet corn, and beans, all crowned with a layer of crunchy Fritos. It’s the kind of meal that brings smiles and asks for seconds.


  • 1 Bag of Fritos Corn Chips
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Can of Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Cup of Corn (frozen or fresh)
  • 1-2 Cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Bunch of Green Onions, chopped
  • 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Packet of Taco Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Sour Cream for serving (optional)


  • Cook the Beef: In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, breaking it apart with a spoon. Drain any excess grease.
  • Add Flavor: Stir in the taco seasoning, salt, pepper, and diced tomatoes. Cook for a few more minutes until everything is well combined.
  • Layer the Fritos: In a baking dish, create a layer of Fritos corn chips, saving some for the topping.
  • Assemble the Pie: Over the Fritos, layer the beef mixture, black beans, corn, and half of the green onions. Sprinkle generously with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake to Perfection: Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  • The Final Crunch: Top the baked pie with the remaining Fritos and green onions right before serving. This ensures that the Fritos stay crispy and add that signature crunch.

This Crispy Homemade Frito Pie is a warm hug in the form of food. It’s perfect for family dinners, game day gatherings, or whenever you crave something satisfying and full of flavor. Serve with a dollop of sour cream for an extra creamy touch.

Dig in and enjoy the crispy, cheesy, savory delight that is this Homemade Frito Pie!

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