Dutch Oven Frito Pie

dutchoven More than just chili in a bag of Fritos. This is a hearty meal for a campout, or even make it at home to impress your family.

Yields 8

Dutch Oven Frito Pie

20 minPrep Time

35 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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  • 2 lbs of ground beef
  • 2 small onions, diced
  • 1 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can each of kidney beans, black beans & corn
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 bag of Fritos
  • 1 bag of shredded cheese (Pepper Jack or Mexican)
  • Cumin, salt, pepper, garlic salt, chili powder to taste
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Lettuce (optional)


  1. Brown ground beef with onions and salt and pepper. Drain. Remove.
  2. Spread a generous layer of Fritos on the bottom of the Dutch Oven, reserving some for later.
  3. Top the Frito layer with drained beef.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the tomato sauce, beans, corn and green pepper.
  5. Add spices to taste.
  6. Pour mix over beef layer.
  7. Cook for approximately 35-45 minutes at 350┬░.
  8. Sprinkle a layer of cheese on top during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  9. Before serving, in each individual's dinner bowl, sprinkle some Frito's.
  10. Scoop dinner out of Dutch Oven and place on top.
  11. Finish off with some sour cream, lettuce and extra cheese.

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