Sunset Magazine's Frito Pie

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 26mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a pan over medium-high heat, stir ground beef, garlic powder and 1 teaspoon salt until beef is crumbly and well browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • With a large slotted spoon, push beef mixture to one side of pan and tilt pan so liquid runs to opposite side.
  • Stir flour into liquid until well blended, then mix with beef mixture.
  • Add 2 cups water, black beans (or kidney beans) if using, and dried chilies; stir until mixture boils and thickens, about 8 minutes.
  • Spread about 1/3 cup of Fritos in each of six individual sized bowls and sprinkle chopped onion equally on top.
  • Divide chili equally among the bowls and top with cheese, lettuce and tomato.
  • Add more salt to taste if desired.
  • NOTE: For large party gatherings, I usually triple the recipe and prepare this buffet style for each person to "build your own" Frito Pie. For diehards, you must have sliced fresh jalapenos as a garnish, too!
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