Frito Pie {Filling}
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Who doesn\'t love Frito Pie?! Even better when the filling is easy to pull out of the freezer on a busy weeknight!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) red kidney beans
  • 1 - 15 oz diced tom & green chile
  • 2 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded sharp cheddar cheese**
  • 8 - individual size bags Fritos**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to saucepan.
  2. Open and drain the can of red kidney beans, and open can diced tomatoes with green chiles.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, drained red kidney beans plus 1 cup of hot water. Stir in the chili powder, ground cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to bubbling and reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes to allow flavors to mingle.
  4. Open up the bags of fritos and spoon ground beef mixture into each bag and top with a pinch of shredded cheddar cheese.
  5. Prepare fruit.
  6. Serve Frito Pie with fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef, 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and let cool.
  2. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles. Open and drain 2 cans of red kidney beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • Half of the drained red kidney beans
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a skillet and reheating.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the shredded cheese for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Frito Pie {filling}

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat frito pie filling. Once warm, spoon into bags of corn chips and top with shredded cheese.
Serve with fruit.