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Frito Pie

A fun, easy weeknight meal.

Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American, camp, camping, tbt, Vintage
Keyword: camp, cheddar, chili flakes, Frito, Fritos, ground beef
Author: HelenFern
  • 1 pound ground chuck (80/20)
  • 15 oz can pinto beans with chili seasoning
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 package chili seasoning blend
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Fritos!
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  1. Start by making the chili. We like to make a very simple chili - like you might get at a deli counter or a camping trip.

    Brown the ground beef in a heavy saucepan.

    Add the beans, then stir in the chili seasoning packet.

    Next, stir in the tomatoes. Add 1/2 cup of water and stir until well mixed.

    Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes. The chili should be thickened but not too thick.

    If you have the lunch sized bags of Fritos, open the top - if not, put a couple handfuls of Fritos in a soup bowl.

    Top the Fritos with a good amount of chili, the sprinkle with some grated cheddar cheese.

    That's it! Purely delicious fun. 

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