Frito™ Pie with Fall's Favorite Chili • The perfect tailgate & Halloween night supper

From Carrie Morey's hot little suppers cookbook

Frito™ Pie with Fall's Favorite Chili • The perfect tailgate & Halloween night supper


  • • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • • 1 pound ground pork
  • • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • • 3/4 cup yellow mustard
  • • 3 tablespoons water

Wow, I can't believe it is already Halloween. I love decorating and helping my girls with their costumes, but my favorite thing about this time of year is the entertaining. You simply can't beat boots, bonfires, and a bowl of chili! My friends and I came up with a creative way to make chili even better. We call it the Frito™ Pie. The kids love Frito™ Pie because they can serve themselves. If you use waxed paper bags there isn't much clean up. Chili is great-serve it on hot dogs, in Frito™ Pie, or on its own with any toppings.


Chili Instructions

  1. Heat the oil on medium heat in a deep cast-iron skillet or large saucepan.
  2. Brown the meat, using the back of the spoon to break it into little pieces.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 30 minutes, or until thickened.

Frito Pie Assembly


  • A bag of Fritos™ Original Corn Chips1/2 cup warm chili
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeños
  • Any toppings you and your guests might enjoy (tomatoes, sour cream, diced avocado, shredded lettuce, sliced radishes, and more!)
  • Grab a bowl or a waxed paper bag, fill it with Fritos, Little League Chili, and the toppings of your choosing. Enjoy!

This recipe (and more) is in my first cookbook, Callie's Biscuits & Southern Traditions – available now! 

Hot Little Tip

This dish is full of flavor and takes hardly any work. Perfect side dish for weeknight supper or for your next dinner party!