Friday, April 04, 2008

Frito Pie

Also known as "Walking Taco" and "Pepper Bellies", Frito Pie is basically a bunch of Fritos with chili poured on the top and garnished with cheese, jalepeños, and anything else you want. Beware: this meal screams "unhealthy". It's not something I plan on cooking often but, man, is it tasty! I tried to take a better picture but everyone was hungry and the food went before I could set up a shot.

Black Bean Chili (serves 8-10)

1 1/2lbs ground beef
24oz cans of tomato sauce
14.5oz can of diced tomatoes, chili style
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne
2 cans black beans

In a large stock pot, brown ground beef until browned. Drain fat.

Add all ingredients and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to low-medium and simmer for an hour. Stir occasionally so that chili doesn't stick to pot.

I love this chili and we have been known to eat it sprinkled with cheddar cheese. To assemble this into a Frito Pie:

1 15oz bag of Fritos
4 cups of chili
1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
2 jalapeños, finely sliced (or diced)

Place Frito corn chips on the bottom of a large casserole pan. Pour hot chili over. Sprinkle cheddar cheese and jalapeños on top. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Until next time,
<3 Jess

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