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Barbacoa Frito Pie

(Serves 6)

A fun twist on the a classic “walking taco.” Nothing goes better than a warm bowl (or bag) of Frito Pie on a cold day. Even better while watching football. Top with sour cream, cheese, or jalapenos for an extra kick.

You Will Need

For the Frito Pie:

3 cups barbacoa meat seasoned with Riega Barbacoa blend
2 cans (15 oz each) Ranch Style beans (black OR pinto beans seasoned with tomato sauce)
1 package (9¼ oz) Frito corn chips
2 cans (10 oz each) enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded cheese
Green onion, sliced for garnish (optional)
Crumbled feta for garnish (optional)

For the meat:

2 lb. beef roast
1 onion, diced
½ cup water
1 packet Riega Barbacoa Seasoning


For the Meat:

  1. Coat beef roast with Riega Barbacoa Seasoning. Place in a slow cooker.
  2. Add onion and water.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Shred with a fork and enjoy!

For the Frito Pie:

  1. In a pot on medium heat, add 2 cans ranch style beans and 2 cans enchilada sauce. Mix until combined, then add barbacoa meat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until warm.
  2. Layer bowls with Frito Corn Chips, then top with barbacoa sauce. Garnish and enjoy!