Always had this growing up and loved it! Simple, fast, and cheap! Yields enough for leftovers for days!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix onion and green bell pepper into ground beef.

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  • Mix tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, ranch-style beans, stewed tomatoes, and chili powder into beef mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until flavors have blended, 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Layer corn chips and hamburger mixture into serving bowls and top with Cheddar cheese.

Cook's Note:

Chili beans can be substituted for the ranch-style beans.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; protein 21.4g 43% DV; carbohydrates 43.5g 14% DV; fat 22.2g 34% DV; cholesterol 42.2mg 14% DV; sodium 1562.3mg 63% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2015
Great dish! After cooking the meat and other ingredients for the recommended length of time I layered the Fritos and meat topping with cheese and baked for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. I also added some chopped cilantro. Definitely a repeat! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2015
I just had dental surgery so I was unable to try this dish when I made it. my husband on the other hand really liked this and told me I needed to make it again. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2015
Great dish! After cooking the meat and other ingredients for the recommended length of time I layered the Fritos and meat topping with cheese and baked for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. I also added some chopped cilantro. Definitely a repeat! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2015
Fritos Pie Haiku: "Wise man with mouthful. Eats the Fritos, mumbles 'yum'. Yes sir, this is good." I love putting Fritos in the bottom of my bowl b4 spooning my chili in, so I figured this recipe would be a win. And I also love Ranch-style beans. Served mine on a pile of lettuce so my plate wouldn't be so brown, and so I wouldn't eat quite as much as I was strongly tempted into doing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
Pretty easy. Tastes great. Used kidney beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2016
I only used 1 can of ranch beans (all I had). This was a great comfort food dinner. Thanks- it's going I Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2017
This is a really good recipe! I don't usually make Frito pie this way but DANG this is good! Will be making it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2016
Instead of ranch-style beans I used a tri-bean mix of black pinto and kidney beans and I added some fresh jalapeños crushed red peppers and garlic salt because we like it spicy... Very easy and good ole school treat Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2015
I had a lot of fun making this. I ad libbed just a little bit by adding spicy Doritos all crumbled up and I layered it in a 6 x 10 pan. Like the other person who reviewed I also used kidney beans. This recipe makes a lot so enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2019
Wouldn t change a thing. Family LOVES it:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2015
I just had dental surgery so I was unable to try this dish when I made it. my husband on the other hand really liked this and told me I needed to make it again. Read More