Pure comfort food is right here. Frito pie chili biscuit skillet has your name written all over it if you are looking for something that will stick to your ribs! Chili topped with fritos, cheese, and biscuits — what more could you ask for?!

Frito Pie Chili Biscuit Skillet

If you're looking for comfort food, I don't think you have to look any further than this biscuit skillet filled with chili, cheese, fritos, and topped with flakey, buttery biscuits!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 740kcal
Author Julie Wampler


For the chili

  • .75 pounds 90/10 ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15- ounce can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15- ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, taste
  • 3/4 cup crushed corn chips (such as Fritos), plus more for topping
  • 16 ounce can of refrigerated flakey biscuits
  • 1 cup freshly grated colby jack cheese


  • In a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, add a little bit of olive oil and then brown the ground beef, breaking into pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Add the onion and minced garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings. Stir and cook until mixture is thickened and cooked through. Remove from heat and stir in crushed corn chips.
  • Preheat oven to the temperature on the biscuit packaging.
  • While the oven is preheating, open the biscuits then nestle the biscuits into the chili.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top then bake in the oven according to the time on the biscuit package.
  • Remove from oven, let cool for 10-15 minutes then serve!


Nutrition Facts
Frito Pie Chili Biscuit Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 740 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Carbohydrates 80g27%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 30g60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 740kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 33g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g