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Frito Pie

The anatomy of a frito pie is quite simple.  More like an open faced savory pie with a “crust” of crunchy, salty frito’s, cuddling with a tangle of spiced chili, fresh bits of onion, and melting cheddar.

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Frito Pie
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  • 3 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 ts oregano
  • 2 ts smoked paprika
  • ¼ ts cayenne
  • 1 ts unsweetened, natural cocoa
  • ½ ts cinnamon
  • 1 tb cumin
  • 2 tb chili powder
  • 1 fat jalapeno
  • 2 c crushed tomatoes + ¼ c water
  • 1 can pintos
  • 1 can kidney (both rinsed and drained)
  • 2 lbs ground sirloin
  • Frito chips
  • Onions (minced)
  • Cheddar (shredded)
  1. Soften all of your spices/garlic/peppers in a couple tabs of butter/bacon fat over low-medium heat.
  2. Work in your meat, coating it and breaking it up in the spiced mixture
  3. Pour in your tomatoes, water, and beans
  4. Allow it to bubble and stew
  5. To assemble, arrange your chips on the bottom, top with healthy ladle-fuls of piping hot chili, and sprinkle over with onions and cheddar (and squirts of hot sauce, if you dare)


Wishing y’all a happy & safe superbowl party!

Love Always,
Your Squishy Monster

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