Feb 2, 2006

Frito Pie!

It's been about 10 years or more since we made Frito Pie...but I was in the mood and I got my mom to confirm the recipe...(it's a no-brainer). It came out yummy. You can basically add anything you like to make it better!

It's a Texas/Mexican thing - wonder if Diane has ever made it....?

Ingredients:

1 Bag of Frito's (Hence the name)
Ground beef (Cooked as desired)
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Grated Cheddar Cheese


Frito Sauce:

1 cup of water
1 Tablespoon or more (eyeball it) of flour
1 Tablespoon of oil
1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder

(Bring the mixture to a boil, and then stir. It should thicken just a bit)

INSTRUCTIONS

--Cook ground beef as you normally would (put finely chopped onions, garlic, salt & pepper, etc...)

--Place some Frito's in a bowl. Add lettuce, tomatoes, cooked meat and top with sprinkled cheddar cheese. Pour special "Frito Sauce" all over to melt the cheese. Enjoy!


Suggestions I've seen on websites:

Instead of ground beef, trade for a can of Chile con Carne
Add 1 can of stewed tomatoes
Add 2 cans of whole kernel corn

Toppers:

Sour Cream
Guacamole


No time to make the sauce? Put Fritos, meat, cheese in a baking pan and bake until cheese is melted. Add fresh lettuce and tomatoes afterward, mix and enjoy!

3 comments:

BonBon said...

Looks like it would be fun to eat while watching a movie at home...I wonder how ground chicken would taste instead of beef?

Gata said...

Blorg!

.:.marie.:. said...

It is lots of fun to eat during a movie! It's so easy, that's the fun part. Ground chicken should taste just fine...

And Gata, no blorg from you! It's good! You'll see!