Really, you can use any chili recipe you please for Frito pie. I modified my Texas Chili recipe to utilize ground beef and I changed the spices a little bit. Not a fan of beans? Leave them out. I however am generally a fan of beans so into my chili they go! The formula for frito pie is simple: fritos & chili + toppings of choice. Cheese is a must; everything else is just icing on the cake. You can even buy smaller bags of fritos and just dump the chili & toppings right into the bag! Delish!

 

Frito Pie

Frito Pie

 
This Recipe is from delish-blog.com

Frito Pie

Chili:
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 can Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chiles)
1/2 c beef broth
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 large gloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp ancho chili powder
1 Tbsp cumin
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
1 Tbsp tomato paste
Salt & Black pepper to taste
1 (15 oz) cans beans, drained (optional)

Frito Pie:
4 cups of Fritos
4 cups of chili
Garnish as desired: shredded cheese, onion, sour cream, jalapenos, etc.

To make chili: In a large dutch oven, add ground beef. Season with salt & freshly ground black pepper. Stir occasionally, until browned (drain excess fat if desired). Over medium heat, add onions & garlic and saute, stirring occasionally until softened and aromatic. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, Rotel, cocoa powder, tomato paste and beef broth. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour, or longer (add beef broth if needed). If desired, add drained beans and allow to simmer for another 10-15 minutes. Season with salt & pepper as desired.

For Frito Pie: For each frito pie, spoon one cup of chili over one cup of Fritos. Garnish as desired — we like shredded cheddar & diced onions.
This Recipe is from delish-blog.com