Friday, March 9, 2012

Frito Chili Pie

If you have not watched the Pioneer Woman on Food Network you must take some time to do so. This woman makes everything look graceful and easy. As I was watching her the other day I soon discovered why she is able to come up with such amazing meals, her children are not around. They are always outside helping on the farm.

I decided to try her recipe for Frito Chili Pie after seeing some other food blogs that recommended it and I was able to score a couple bags of Fritos for an outstanding price. I did adapt it to our family's tastes and it got a thumbs up from everyone.

Frito Chili Pie


1 lb 93% Lean ground beef or turkey
1/2 Onion, finely chopped
1 Small carrot, shredded
1/2 Green pepper, finely chopped
2 Garlic cloves, minced
8 oz Tomato sauce
1/2 Rotel can
1/4 Tsp salt
1/2 Tsp oregano
1/2 Tbsp cumin
1 Tbsp chili powder (I did 3/4 Tbsp because my 3 year old does not like anything spicy)
1 Can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 Cup water
Fritos or corn chips
Cheddar cheese or Colby/Monterey Jack, grated
Sour Cream

Brown ground beef in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and green pepper and continue to cook until vegetables are tender. Add garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.

Add tomato sauce, Rotel, salt , oregano, cumin and chili powder. Cover, reduce heat and allow to simmer for about 20-30 mins.

Add pinto beans and water and cook for an additional 20 mins.

Serve over corn chips, topped with cheddar and sour cream.