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How to Make Frito Pie in the Bag

Ah, Frito Pie in a bag. It's a staple of the southwest and the ultimate comfort food. Who hasn't rejoiced to find Frito Pie on the menu at their favorite bar?

If you find yourself craving the junk food delight at home, you're in luck. Even the most amateur chef can make this one. Here are the steps:


  1. Split open a bag of Fritos.
  2. Add some delicious cooked chili. (Check out these recipes)
  3. Add shredded cheese
  4. Add chopped onions
  5. Enjoy!

See? Couldn't be simpler. Or more delicious.

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According to Eater, some claim the dish originated in New Mexico in the 1960s by a woman named Teresa Hernandez. However, Texans claim it originated in San Antonio in the 1930s when a woman named Daisy Doolin (the mother of the man who created Fritos) created the delicacy.

Houston-based food writer Robb Walsh told Eater that the Lone Star State helped popularize Frito Pie.

"Frito pie owes its popularity to Texas high school stadium concession stands where it's made by tearing open the bag of chips and ladling in all of the options in the condiment holder," Walsh told Eater. "After the chili dog, it is the second most delicious thing you can possibly assemble from chopped onions, shredded cheese, and chili."

We couldn't agree more.


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