Frito Pie Macaroni & Cheese

Yield: 12 each 9 oz sides


  • 5 lb. tub Reser’s Steam Table Signature Macaroni & Cheese  (71117.14490)
  • 2 Tbsp Avocado oil
  • 24 oz. lb. 85-15 Ground beef
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 cup Yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp Taco seasoning
  • 28 oz can Tomatoes, diced with juice
  • 2 cups Kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup Jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
  • 6 cups Sharp Cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup Green onions, thinly bias sliced 
  • 4 cups Fritos Corn chips


  1. In an 8-quart saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the ground beef and kosher salt and cook until cooked through, stirring frequently and breaking beef into crumbles with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the diced onion and taco seasoning to the cooked beef and cook until lightly browned.
  4. Add the canned tomatoes and kidney beans and cook for 15- 20 minutes, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring often.
  5. Heat the Reser’s Special Request™ Signature Steam Table Macaroni & Cheese in a steamer until warmed through, 18-20 minutes.
  6. When heated, empty the mac and cheese bag into the pot with the beef mixture.
  7. To serve, place 10 oz of the beef/mac and cheese base into a warmed bowl and top with ½ cup shredded Sharp Cheddar, 1 Tbsp minced Jalapeño, 1 Tbsp green onions, and ½ cup Fritos corn chips.