Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Frito Chili Pie Bake

Posted by Lori:
Yesterday while trying to think of what to make for lunch, my oldest son, Zachary, gave me this suggestion. It's something my mother-in-law makes and they always enjoy eating it at her house.

When Zachary was little and stayed with his Grammy a few days a week while I worked, he would help her cook. He pays close attention to cooking and the ingredients used, so he was able to tell me just what to do and helped with some of the dish, as well.

2 pounds hamburger meat
1 - 19 ounce can chili (no beans)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 cans Ranch Style Beans
2 - 9 1/4 ounce bag Fritos (there may be a big one that's close to the size of two, but in our small town, this is all we could get!)
3 - 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In large skillet brown hamburger (along with the onion and garlic powder) over medium-high heat. 
Drain excess grease.  Add chili and ranch beans.  Cook until heated.
Spread one bag of Fritos in bottom of 9 x 13 casserole dish.
Spoon half of the meat mixture over the Fritos.
Sprinkle on 1 and a half to 2 cups cheese.
Repeat layers and bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes or until cheese melts (it will take the lesser time if the meat mixture is hot).
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Erin said...

You can never go wrong with chili and Fritos together!!! And topped with cheese? Oh my! Sounds super yummy!!!


Lori said...

Thanks! My husband used to manage the cafeteria at the children's home where he works. He would say if you covered anything with a lot of cheese, they would eat it :).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! Lori

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