From Game Day to family dinner, Crock Pot Frito Chili Pie Recipe is versatile and delicious. The slow cooker does all the work and the results will leave everyone asking for more.

Crock Pot Frito Chili Pie Recipe

Growing up we had the traditional chili pie baked in the oven. Everyone always loved it and it got me thinking how I could make it even easier.

This easy recipe gets even better when you use the crock pot instead of a baking dish! Come home to dinner ready and waiting and enjoy a great meal.

Texas Frito pie or Frito casserole recipe

Depending on where you live, this delicious recipe may have different names. We always called it Crockpot frito pie!

What is a Frito chili pie?

If you love chili, you will love this recipe. Frito Chili pie combines everything you love about chili with delicious fritos. Add your favorite toppings and you have Frito Chili Pie that everyone will love.

What’s in a Frito pie?

Regardless of what you call it, this recipe has all the ingredients sure to impress your family. Lots of hearty pinto beans, tomatoes, ground beef and more!

And don’t forget the best part….Fritos! I like to top mine with extra onions and cheese and it is just the best comfort food.

Try Slow Cooker Chili Pie for Game Day!

This is the perfect meal to feed a crowd and so simple to put together. Make a big crock pot of this amazing recipe and your guests will be coming back for more.

Crockpot Chili needs a toppings bar!

We love to load our Slow cooker frito pie recipe with lots of yummy toppings. It is perfect for family dinner, game day and more.

I make sure to put out lots of toppings and everyone can load their Frito Pie up with lots of yummy toppings.

Of course you need frito corn chips so make sure you have lots of those!

Frito Chili Pie Toppings

  • shredded cheese (Try cheddar cheese,  Colby, mozzarella and more.)
  • sour cream
  • green onion
  • hot sauce
  • diced jalapeno peppers

Just use whatever you like!  It is also good with this easy homemade cornbread or you also try Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe for a little extra kick. Yum!


  • Ground Beef, browned
  • Minced Garlic
  • Garlic Salt
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Pepper
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Beef Broth
  • Onions

Toppings – Fritos, Cheddar cheese, sour cream and onion

How to make Crock Pot Frito chili pie recipe:

  1. In the crock pot combine all the ingredients except for the fritos and toppings.
  2. Cook on high for 2 hours, or low for 6.
  3. Stir to combine.

How do you make an easy Frito pie?

Serve over fritos. Top with cheddar cheese, sour cream and fresh diced onion.

I love adding extra cheese and onions. Yum!

How do you make Frito pie for kids?

My kids love this frito pie as is. The only thing I do differently is omit the extra jalapeno peppers on top for their serving.

What is the best canned chili for frito pie?

If you are short on time and would like to serve chili pie, try using canned chili. I prefer making my own homemade chili in the slow cooker but this is an option if you are short on time.

Make sure you get a good chili with beans if using canned.

If you like this, try Quick and Easy Walking Tacos Recipe for another tasty meal.

Crock Pot Frito Chili Pie Recipe.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

No worries if you forgot to throw this in the slow cooker. You can cook this recipe on the stove top over medium high heat until the beef and onions are cooked.

Make sure to add lots of corn chip to the frito chili pie recipe. I have even used enchilada sauce in the recipe.

Slow cooker frito pie recipe is budget friendly!

Once I find a meal everyone loves and it is frugal friendly, I keep it on the regular menu plan rotation!

Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable and my family well fed and happy.

Simple dinners like this are always a hit. Everyone loves this hearty frito pie.

Just use what is on sale or you have in your freezer. I have used ground turkey in this recipe and it was delicious.

We have cut our grocery bill by shopping the sales and using what we have.  It is amazing what you can save when you shop and cook according to the sales.

Print this Slow Cooker Frito Pie Recipe below:

Crock Pot Frito Chili Pie

5 from 2 votes
From Game Day to family dinner, Crock Pot Frito Chili Pie Recipe is versatile and delicious. Try this easy Slow Cooker Frito Pie recipe to feed a crowd.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 724
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 2 pounds ground beef (lean)
  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • 1 tomato sauce (15 oz. can)
  • 1 crushed tomatoes (15 oz. can)
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 Tbsp Chili powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 bag Frito Corn Chips (10 oz)
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese (shredded)


  • Add all the ingredients to a 6 quart crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Break up the meat in the crock pot for the last hour of the cooking time.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Serve over the Frito corn chips, topped with the cheddar cheese and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Top with your favorite toppings: sour cream, red onions or jalapeños! 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 724kcal, Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 38g, Fat 53g, Saturated Fat 21g, Trans Fat 2g, Cholesterol 147mg, Sodium 1098mg, Potassium 594mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 1180IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 374mg, Iron 5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I made a batch of this to have for lunch throughout the week and it was SO yummy! It made a lot for just me, so I divided it up and froze some of it for lunch another time. Using 99% fat free ground turkey in place of the beef and topping it with reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese and nonfat plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream made this very WW friendly! Only 6 points on the blue plan (0 for the chili, 5 for a serving of Fritos and 1 for two tbsp reduced-fat cheese). Thank you for this recipe! I love it!