Frito Pies, also known as Walking Tacos, are a simple combination of Frito chips, chili, and cheese. Perfect for camping or game day.Jump to Recipe
Frito pies or walking tacos are a classic camping meal or game day option. They are great when you are serving a crowd since each person can make their own. When we went camping with the scouts, this was one of our options for dinner. The pack made the filling and gave each person a bag of Frito chips to put it over.
When we make this at home, we don’t do it in the snack size bags of chips. I prefer to buy one large bag of Fritos and pour those in a bowl. It is cheaper and there’s less waste.
To make it super simple, you can purchase a can of chili. I’ve made them both from a can (when camping) and using some leftovers of our own chili recipe.
Whichever way you choose to make them, in a bag (walking tacos) or in a bowl (Frito pies), they are a great quick option. You can also dress them up more with additional toppings such as diced onion, sliced jalapeno peppers, sour cream, and other standard taco toppings.
Step by Step
Heat the chili in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring often, until warmed through, about 5 minutes.
Separate the Fritos into 4 serving bowls.
Divide the heated chili among the bowls and layer on top of the Fritos.
Top with 1/4 cup of cheese.
Add any desired taco toppings. NOTE: To make it a “walking taco” use individual sized bags of Fritos and add the chili, cheese, and toppings into the bag
Keep any extra chili separate from the chips and toppings. It’s best to save all of the ingredients for Frito pies in different containers. Reheat the chili on the stovetop and put them together when ready to serve.
Originally Published On: January 4, 2021
Frito Pies or Walking Tacos
- 9 1/4 oz Frito corn chips (1 bag)
- 4 cups chili (prepared)
- 1 cup fiesta blend cheese
- Desired taco toppings
- Heat the chili in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring often, until warmed through, about 5 minutes
- Separate the Fritos into 4 serving bowls
- Divide the heated chili among the bowls and layer on top of the Fritos
- Top with 1/4 cup of cheese
- Add any desired taco toppings