August 1, 2012

Chili-Corn Chip Pie

How have I never heard of Fritos Chili Pie? According to Cooking Light, this is a favorite fair food. Perhaps it's because in Wisconsin, we just eat deep-fried cheese.

We tried this Cooking Light recipe last night, and my husband wanted to eat the entire dish, even though there were only two of us and four servings. Here's the recipe with my tweaks.

Chili-Corn Chip Pie
1 lb. ground beef
1 1/4 cups chopped onion
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup beef broth
1/3 cup water
14 oz. tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
4 oz. lightly salted corn chips
1/3 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup green onions, sliced

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, and brown beef. Drain grease, and then add onion to the pan. Saute 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute stirring constantly. Stir in beef, cumin, chili powder, cayenne and salt. Add broth, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally.

To serve, place 1 oz. of chips into each of 4 bowls. Divide beef evenly into bowls, and top with cheese and green onions. Serves 4.

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