Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Southwest Frito Pie

I find many (most?) of the recipes that we use, from Taste of Home magazines, and have subscribed to their magazines for years. This is another one that I clipped from a recent magazine. We tried it earlier this month - it was so very good! It will be kept with my favorite recipes to use in future weeks/months.

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Southwest Frito Pie

Course: Main Course
Serves: 6


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons flour, all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can pinto beans (15 oz) rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 4 1/2 cups corn chips
  • 2 cups lettuce shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded (6 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 6 tablespoons onion finely chopped
  • sour cream optional
  • cilantro option


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the chili powder, flour, salt and garlic powder until blended; gradually stir in water.
  3. Add beans, if desired. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  5. To serve, divide chips among six serving bowls.
  6. Top with beef mixture, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and onion; garnish with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.

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Note: When I tried this recipe out recently, I cut it in half, and mistakenly forgot to cut the amount of pinto beans in half. It turned out just great the way I made it - maybe we will even prefer it this way?

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  1. This sounds wonderful! I just printed it out to try. I love your photography as well :)

    1. Jenni, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!

  2. I am going to save this recipe to try next month....
    I had so much fun visiting your beautiful blog today. :)

    1. Thanks, Lyli - and enjoy trying out this recipe!