Thursday, February 5, 2015

Frito Chili Pie

I found this at The Country Cook.  I LOVE Frito Chili Pie.  We used to get this while watching our son play soccer and baseball in Kansas.  Yummmm...


2 pounds ground beef

3 small cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, diced

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste

1-2 tbsp. chili powder (to taste)

1 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. salt

3/4 cup water (or beef broth)

for topping:

grated cheddar cheese

diced red onion

minced jalapeño peppers

Note: This is a basic, thick chili recipe. If you like chili with beans, add in a can of drained and rinsed kidney beans. Also, if you have it on hand, try beef broth instead of water to give this chili and even "beefier" flavor.


In a large skillet over medium heat, brown and crumble ground beef along with onions and garlic. Drain excess grease.

Add in tomato sauce, paste, seasonings and water (or beef broth).

Stir well until combined. Give it a taste, see if it needs a bit more salt and pepper.

Turn heat down to medium-low and allow mixture to simmer for at least 20 minutes.

Put a handful of Frito chips on a plate or in a bowl. Top with chili mixture.

Then add on any toppings your family enjoys like shredded cheese, diced red onions, and for some spicy heat, add minced jalapeños.

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