Frito Chili

Frito Chili

Serves: 6-8 people
Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Frito Chili


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (12-14 ounce) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (10 ounce) diced tomatoes and chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 can (14 ounce) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 ounce) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • Individual bags of Fritos
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, for topping
  • Sour cream, for topping
  • Diced green onion, for topping
  • Diced red onion, for topping
  • Diced jalapeno, for topping


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  1. Add ground beef and garlic to a large pot. Brown over medium-high heat. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and chiles, salt, oregano, cumin and chili powder. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in beans. Cover and simmer for another 20 minutes.
  3. Add warm water to cornmeal. Mix until combined. Stir mixture into the chili. Cover and simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. When ready to serve, slice the bags of Fritos open lengthwise. Pile in chili, cheddar cheese and all your toppings. Feel free to use other toppings you prefer.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!