This Spicy Frito Chili Pie Recipe is a twist on the Sonic favorite with added cayenne pepper & green chilies, topped with cheddar cheese and diced tomatoes!

Frito Chili Pie

Sometimes all I want to eat is a down-home, feel-good, Oklahoma meal that reminds me of home,  and last night was one of those nights!

Spicy Frito Chili Pie Recipe

I always loved Frito Chili Pie growing up.  Whether we would make it at home or eat it at Sonic it was always a favorite of mine.

Frito Chili Pie Recipe

I took the traditional Frito Chili Pie recipe and kicked it up a notch (or maybe three) to create this spicy version of a classic favorite!

Spicy Frito Chili Pie Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 large garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 15 oz can chili beans
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 bag (9.75 oz) corn chips (AKA Fritos)

Add the ground beef, onions and garlic to a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until the beef is cooked through.

Ground Beef Chili

Drain any grease from the skillet, then add the chili beans and green chilies.

Green Chili Ground Beef and Bean Chili

Mix together well, then add all of the spices.

Spicy Chili Recipe

Allow to cook for 5-7 minutes.

While the meat and beans are soaking in the spices, arrange the corn chips on a plate. Once the chili pie mixture is ready, spoon it on top of the corn chips.  Top with cheddar cheese while the chili mixture is still hot so that the cheese will melt in.

Sonic Frito Chili Pie

I also topped it with a little arugula and tomatoes to calm the spiciness of the chili mix!

Spicy Frito Chili Pie Recipe

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Extra Spicy Frito Chili Pie

This Spicy Frito Chili Pie Recipe is a twist on the Sonic favorite with added cayenne pepper & green chilies, topped with cheddar cheese and diced tomatoes!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 15 oz can chili beans
  • 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 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 9.75 oz corn chips, fritos

Instructions

  • Cook the onions in olive oil over medium heat.
  • After 3-4 minutes, add the garlic clove.
  • Cook for an additional minute then add the ground beef.
  • Cook until the beef is brown then drain the grease.
  • Add in the chili beans and green chilies.
  • Mix together well, then add all of the spices.
  • Allow to cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • While the meat and beans are soaking in the spices, arrange the corn chips on a plate.
  • Once the chili pie mixture is ready, spoon it on top of the corn chips.
  • Top with cheddar cheese while the chili mixture is still hot so that the cheese will melt in.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 4gCalories 917kcal (46%)Carbohydrates 67g (22%)Protein 36g (72%)Fat 56g (86%)Saturated Fat 17g (85%)Cholesterol 110mg (37%)Sodium 2089mg (87%)Potassium 961mg (27%)Fiber 9g (36%)Sugar 8g (9%)Vitamin A 910mg (18%)Vitamin C 6.9mg (8%)Calcium 375mg (38%)Iron 5.7mg (32%)
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