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    Southwest Frito Pie

    Southwest Frito Pie. Photo by Baby Kato

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    diner524's Note:

    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.

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    1. 1
      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.
    2. 2
      Add the beans, if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
    3. 3
      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.

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    • on August 04, 2012


      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.

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    • on January 22, 2012


      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!!

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    • on January 20, 2012


      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

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    Nutritional Facts for Southwest Frito Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (381 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 298.0
    Calories from Fat 142
    Total Fat 15.7 g
    Saturated Fat 6.2 g
    Cholesterol 98.2 mg
    Sodium 560.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 31.5 g

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