Frito Pie

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After the healthy vegetable panini and feta cheese spread posts that I’ve done lately, it’s time to post something indulgent: a classic Frito pie. I guess the difference between a Frito pie and boat is that boats are in the small bags of Fritos? I don’t know. Anyway, this is a simple chili with some Dubliner cheese (cheddar is fine, or pepper jack) over Fritos.

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Start by browning a pound of lean ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat.

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Once the ground beef is browned and broken up, drain the grease off. Return to heat, and add diced garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, paprika, coriander, and cayenne pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes, until spices start to darken and release fragrant odors.

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Add 1 cup of Guinness and 1 can of fire roasted crushed tomatoes, stir well, and bring to a simmer over medium high heat.

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Once at a simmer, reduce heat to medium low, and cook until all of the liquid has evaporated but meat remains moist, about 20 minutes.

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Pour over a bowl of Fritos and top with grated cheddar cheese.

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Frito Pie

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Cooking Madly

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves of garlic diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup Guinness draught
  • 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 1 bag Fritos
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet set over medium heat, brown ground beef, breaking pieces up with a spoon, until meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  2. Drain off grease, and add in garlic and spices (chili powder, cumin, salt, paprika, coriander, and cayenne). Cook 1-2 minutes, until spices are browned but not burnt.
  3. Pour in Guinness and tomatoes, and stir well. Bring to a simmer over medium high heat.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until all liquid has evaporated, 20-25 minutes.
  5. Place Fritos in a bowl, top with meat mixture, then with grated cheese.

 

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