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Quick and Easy Made at Home Chili (Frito Pie)

Updated on August 20, 2012

This chili is tasty, yet mild enough for the kiddos. It is easy to make, and only takes about a half an hour.

5 stars from 1 rating of Quick and Easy Made at Home Chili (Frito Pie)

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 3 adults comfortably or 2 adults and 2 kids


  • 1lb lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pouch mcCormick (or other brand) chili seasoning
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 bag fritos scoops (optional)


  1. Chop onions into small pieces (not diced).
  2. Remove core and seeds from the green pepper, and chop it into small pieces.
  3. In a skillet, brown the ground beef, drain the grease.
  4. In a medium pot combine the chili seasoning packet, the ground beef, the pinto beans (undrained) the diced tomatoes (undrained), the pepper and onion.
  5. On high heat, bring the mixture to a boil stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 to 20 minutes (until veggies are well cooked), stirring frequently.
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings, cheese or sour cream. Eat with Frito's Scoops for a fun meal for the kids!


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      Melinda Longoria, MSM 3 years ago from Garland, Texas

      Who doesn't love Frito Pie? Yum! I've never tried it with homemade chili. I bet this is really good. My kids will love this one too! I mentioned your recipe in my hubpage Skillet Recipes for Tailgating or Camping. Can't wait to read more of your hubpages! Sincerely, Mel

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      mamaamour 5 years ago from Florida

      we're actually having something like this for dinner tonight! great recipe!