Frito Chili Pie is given a spicy kick with the addition of buffalo sauce, green chilies and spices in this delicious twist on a classic recipe, easy to make in only 20 minutes!
Frito Chili Pie has been a favorite meal of mine since I was a kid. It’s quick and easy to toss together, making it the perfect weeknight meal!
This week has been a little crazy since returning from Arizona. I was hanging out in Phoenix most of last week with my friends at Cox Communications in the “Cox Smart Home” kitchen.
See, there I am! And doesn’t this kitchen look smart?!
But seriously, there’s a smart TV in the corner streaming my web series “29 Minute Meals” on YouTube, an Amazon Echo, used to enable my “Whitney Bond Recipe App” on Alexa, which will walk you through any of the over 900 recipes on my blog, a WiFi enabled Crock-Pot, a WiFi enabled Sous Vide and a WiFi enabled coffee maker, oh and of course my iPhone using the WiFi to share a behind-the-scenes look at the kitchen on Facebook Live.
Yup, that’s 6 devices running on Cox Gigablast Internet, just in the kitchen!
It’s seriously cool to see all of the rooms in the smart home and how they each use WiFi in ways you never would imagine!
Now, back to this deliciously kicked-up Frito Chili Pie, this was the perfect meal to come home and make last week after traveling. It only takes 20 minutes to toss together and it’s seriously delicious!
For my kicked-up version of this classic, I added my favorite buffalo sauce (of course!), diced green chilies and a few extra spices. These add just the perfect amount of heat and a ton of flavor to this already delicious dish!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup diced red onion
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 lb ground beef
- 4 oz can diced green chilies
- 15 oz can chili beans
- 1/3 cup buffalo sauce
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 bag (9.75 oz) Fritos corn chips
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook 3-5 minutes, then add the garlic and ground beef. Cook until the beef is browned, then drain any grease from the skillet.
Add the green chilies, chili beans, buffalo sauce, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, ground cumin and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
Divide the fritos between 4 plates or bowls, top with the buffalo chili, then the shredded cheddar cheese.
Garnish with a little fresh chopped cilantro, if you’d like!
Such a simple, scrumptious dinner that the entire family will love!
Looking for more quick & easy dinner recipes with buffalo sauce? Well then you’ve come to the right place! These are the top 7 most popular “buffalo style” dinner recipes on the blog!
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