I found this recipe in TOH Magazine, by Janet Scoggins, and I am posting for safe keeping, as I want to try it out for our football snacking time. It sounds perfect for me, as it probably isn't overly spicy/hot. I am not a fan of having my mouth on fire/numb and unable to taste things, but for those of you less whimpy, add hot peppers or cayenne pepper to taste and also any other toppings of choice.
- 2 lbs lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups water
- 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
- 4 1⁄2 cups corn chips
- 2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 1⁄2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 3⁄4 cup chopped tomato
- 6 tablespoons finely chopped onions
- sour cream and minced fresh cilantro (optional)
- In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the chili powder, flour, salt and garlic powder until blended; gradually stir in water.
- Add the beans, if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
- To serve, divide chips among six serving bowls. Top with beef mixture, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and onion; garnish with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.
Diner my dh wants to give you 10 stars for this dish, he couldn't get enough of it . Made exactly as written using all ingredients listed, so yummy. I did add more chili powdert for my dh he loves spicy dishes. This was the first time that we ever tried frito pie, I can easily say that it won't be the last. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Made for the Fearless Red Dragons - ZWT8 - Mexico.
Charlotte J's great picture caught my eye and prompted me to try this recipe. This was yummy for a cold winter's afternoon. We used green onion, lettuce, tomato, Mexican blend cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, and guacamole as toppers to the Frito's and meat mixture. I would have liked it a bit spicier, but DH thought it was good the way it was. If at all possible, use the fresh cilantro; it gave the dish a great taste! I may half again the chili powder next time to give it a bit more kick, but overall a tasty, easy meal! Thanks for sharing diner!!
I love Frito Pies, Walking Tacos or whatever other name you want to give them. I used Penzey's Regular Chili Powder, that was alright but I like Ortega's Taco Seasoning the best. Thank you for posting. Made for Please Review My Recipe 2012