Southwest Frito Pie
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
In response to Adele from 7/2020 - this ain't yo chili you get in Texas or wherever garbage. This is a frito pie recipe for those of us from NM who wish for the "Taste of Home" - feel free to make your "beef chili" tacos but just know who this recipe is truly for ; )
As I am only cooking for two, I would divide this in half. I'd skip the tortilla chips and make the meat filling for tacos. As well as chilli powder, I would be inclined to add cumin, oregano and coriander, as I usually do when I make chili. It looks like a great base recipe. This one does it for me!
This is a great weeknight recipe. It's got a lot of flavor, the only addition I made was to add jalapenos. We have made this more than once and it's always a hit around our home.
This was a good basic recipe. It didn't have any zip for us, so I needed to add a lot more spice. I also halved this recipe and added some guacamole.
I halved the recipe for the two of us and put out some spicy salsas. I thought the dish was perfect but for those who prefer more spice, feel free to add jalapenos, cayenne pepper, or your favorite spicy condiments. In other words you control the heat in this dish. We will be having this again. Volunteer Field Editor
My husband and I loved this dish! I made a couple of changes.... instead of using chili powder, flour, salt and garlic powder, I used 2 envelopes of taco seasoning mix with 1 3/4 pounds of ground beef , 1 1/2 cups of water and pinto beans (undrained). This is my new "go to" taco salad ...... much tastier than my old standard! 5 stars for sure!
My family has loved this recipe for years and I always serve it to guests and they always rave about it and ask for the recipe! Good job!
I am a New Mexico native.....this recipe is incredible! A nice taste of home.
I read all the reviews about its blandness and, though I hate when people tweak a recipe and talk endlessly about it in their review, I thought it was warranted. I made sure to cook the onion in with the ground beef, as well as two crushed garlic cloves. I replaced one cup of the water with beef broth and added a bit of taco seasoning to the meat mixture before I cooked off the liquid. (Decreased the chili powder, so it was a trade-off.) That was the ticket--not bland in the slightest. :)
I made this tonight. Very good! I made mine with the pinto beans (I had a 30 oz can that I used). I let the recipe simmer most of the liquid off of it before serving. It was a make again for us!