Chili Pie Casserole

"This is a good dish to prepare for a cool evening. Some people add a small can of mushrooms, but I like it without. I never heard of mushrooms in a chili pie before."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Brown meat and onion in Canola oil.
  • Drain.
  • Add tomato sauce, chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, and water.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • Place a layer of meat mixture in bottom of prepared casserole dish.
  • Add a layer of beans, then a layer of Fritos and then a layer of cheese.
  • Repeat layers, except do not add cheese.
  • Leave last layer of cheese to top baked casserole.
  • Bake casserole 35 minutes.
  • Top with cheese& continue baking until cheese is melted& bubbly, about 10-15 minutes.

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  1. The weather turned cool here in Texas, so I had to try this. Added chopped green chilies and 1 tsp of Cumin. The sodium was reduced a tad by using no salt added tomatoe sauce.I layered it in a 9x13 baking dish. A great dish. Thank you.
  2. This recipe was a definite keeper!@ My kids loved it! I used 1 can of kidney beans and 1 can of black beans. Wonderful recipe! Thanks Miss Annie ; )
  3. This was very good! I cut the recipe in half since there is just the two of us. Next time I think I'll put most of the Fritos in the center...the ones on top got a little tough. But all in all it was a very good meal! I will definately be making this again!
  4. This was very filling on a cold rainy night. Made as posted. Was a little sweet for our taste so next time I will try just 1 teaspoon of brown sugar. thanks for the recipe.
  5. Very easy recipe to make. Since there is only 2 of us I halved the recipe and added a lot more spices because the meat mixture was a little bland for us but I fixed that real quick by adding more garlic powder, chili powder and a little bit of cumin powder which gave me the flavor I was looking for. Great recipe if you're in a hurry and want something tasty!



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