•    40 minutes
  •    Makes 8 servings

Recipe Created By Tastes of Lizzy T

You'll love the versatility of Frito Chili Pie! Spoon over corn chips, serve in a casserole, or take it on-the-go as a school lunch served in a chip baggie.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 2/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 12 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • dash hot sauce
  • corn chips
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a saucepan over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, celery and pepper until the beef is completely cooked. Drain off the fat.
  • 2. Add the tomato paste, water and seasonings. Stir the mixture and allow it to reheat to a very low boil. 
  • 3. Cover the pan, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender.
  • 4. Serve over corn chips and sprinkle the top with cheddar cheese.
  • 5. To serve as a casserole: Spread a layer of corn chips in a 9x13 pan. Spoon the beef sauce overtop the corn chips. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil on low for 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
  • 6. To serve with chip bags: Open a single-serving corn chip bag. Add the beef sauce and cheese. Use a spoon to mix well and serve immediately. 

We’re Julie, Maddie and Kinslee, the mother & daughter team behind Tastes of Lizzy T. We develop recipes, bake, photograph and willingly consume all of the delicious delicacies that pass through our kitchen. Baking together is one of our favorite pastimes. We’re self-taught bakers, with much guidance and inspiration from our mothers and grandmothers, and share only the best of our family recipes.