Sunday, April 19, 2009

Frito Pie

Nothing says Texas like Frito Pie, or so I think!  Everywhere we go this is always on the menu.  So I braved up one day and ordered it!  I knew it had to be good, because it had just been featured on Diners, Drive in's, and Dives at Tip Top Cafe in San Antonio!   Boy was this good!  Tip Top Cafe always has a line outside its door, and we were craving Frito Pies, but didn't want to wait.  So we came up with our own recipe for this easy, comfort food.  Yes I did cheat a little by doctoring canned chili, but we were hungry, and my famous chili takes a while to make.  

Here is what I did:

1 can Amy's Spicy Chili
1 can Hormel Less Sodium Chili
1 can Chili Style Diced Tomatoes
1/2 can Black beans
1 T. Taco Seasoning
1 cup Diced Onion
1 T. Chili Powder
Shredded Cheddar

First we just warmed up the canned ingredients, then added the taco seasoning, about 1/2 cup diced onion, and the chili powder.  Let that cook until warm.  Then put Fritos in the bottom of a bowl, top with chili, add a layer of diced onions, and top with shredded cheddar.

THE VERDICT:  You have to be hungry to eat this meal, and you probably won't need to eat for a few days after.  I tried my hardest to make it a little healthier, but there is not much you can do here.  So enjoy, and try to visit Tip Top Cafe when in San Antonio!


Joelen said...

Not exactly healthy but soo good to pig out on! :)