Firehouse Frito Pie

January/February 2012

Your rating: None Average: 3.3 (43 votes)

Classic Frito pie is a pile of Fritos topped with beefy chili and runny cheese often made straight in the chip bag! Our refined and lightened version is fresh-tasting and delicious. A whole 1/2 cup of chili powder gives it plenty of punch, but be sure to use mild chili powder. If you have spicier chili powder, start with 1 to 2 tablespoons and taste as you go. Top with tomato, lettuce and just a little cheese (hold the Whiz, please).

Firehouse Frito Pie

7 Reviews for Firehouse Frito Pie

Needs some doctoring

If made by directions - this can be sort of bland. However, if you doctor it up - it's better. I didn't use as much chili powder, but added garlic, salt, pepper, and some SW seasoning mix. You can also add a can of chilies etc for some added flavor.

In an effort to decrease the time involved I made the chili portion over the weekend, and just assembled it during the week. I also used baked tortilla chips instead of making my own from corn tortillas (less time).

Easy to make, and can be made partially ahead of time
Not what I expected from EW mag.

This was easy and fast to put together. The flavors were so bland. I added salt, and pepper and it was still flat. I won't be making this again. This recipe made me wonder if I make a good choice in subscribing to EW.

It was easy to make, not complicated. Easy to find ingredients.

Fields marked with * are required

Rate This*

Review Title

Tip: Use adjectives to help get your point across.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Use commas to separate pros and cons.


Tip: Pretend you're on the debate team and make your point.

Attach a photo

Photo Caption

If you attach a photo, please enter a caption to go with it.

Would you recommend this recipe?

Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner