The Frito pie is a perfect balance of spicy chili (hold the beans, naturally), shredded cheese, raw onions, and salty crunchy Frito chips. The snack or meal is even better served in a Fritos bag paired with a cold beer. Learn about the history of the Frito pie too, including its origins and composition, with Eater National’s breakdown.
Austin’s best Frito pies can be found served straight from the chips bag at Yellow Jacket Social Club, barbecue trailers like Micklethwait Craft Meats and Kerlin BBQ. There are traditional takes from Texas Chili Parlor, a vegan version from Frank, eggy brunch ones from Lamberts, and even a Japanese-Texas blend from Kemuri Tatsu-ya.
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