Fritos Chili Taco Bowls

Fritos® Chili Taco Bowls

Ready in just 35 minutes, our chili taco bowls are both an easy-to-eat and easy-to-make meal. These will be a hit with the family or for any big game nights!
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 35 Minutes
Servings 16

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 package (24 g) Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) chili powder
  • 1/2 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 packages (189 g each) Old El Paso™ Flour Soft Tortilla Bowls (8 Count), heated as directed on package
  • 2 cups (500 g) Fritos® corn chips
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh tomatoes


  1. In 3-quart/L saucepan, cook beef, onions and garlic over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. Stir in taco seasoning mix, chili powder, canned tomatoes and beans.
  3. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat just enough so mixture bubbles gently. Cook uncovered 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thick.
  4. Spoon chili into warm tortilla bowls; top with remaining ingredients.

Expert Tips

  • Sour cream is a great topping for these crunchy chili bowls!
  • Spice it up with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (1-2 mL) cayenne pepper. Just add it with the chili powder and taco seasoning mix.
  • You could double the chili part of this recipe and freeze the extra for a quick weeknight meal. This would allow you to use the full 796 mL can of diced tomatoes!
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