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Slow Cooker Frito Pie Chili

  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


All the flavors from frito pie except in the form of stew. You might want to double this recipe and have it for lunch all week!


  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice or jasmine rice
  • 1 (10 oz) can mild enchilada sauce
  • 1 (15 oz) can chili beans (pinto beans in tomatoes and seasoning, also called ranch style beans)
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/4 cups Fritos chips
  • 5 Tbsp diced green onions
  • 5 Tbsp sour cream
  • 5 Tbsp diced tomatoes


  1. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Add in the ground beef and break it up. Add in the onions and taco seasoning. Brown for about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess grease. Add the beef to the slow cooker. 
  2. Add water, rice, enchilada sauce and chili beans to the slow cooker.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours, or until rice is tender. Remove the lid.
  4. Stir in the cheddar cheese. Ladle into 5 bowls and top each bowl with ¼ cup Fritos, 1 Tbsp green onions, 1 Tbsp sour cream and 1 Tbsp diced tomatoes. Enjoy!
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Slow Cooker