Friday, February 11, 2011

Frito Pie
From Jocely Denyer

2 slices bacon, ut into 1" pieces
1 clove garlic
1 lb ground chuck
1 med onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/3 c tomato paste
1 1/2 c water
1 c pinto beans, rinsed and drained
4 - 5 c Fritos corn chips
1 med onion, minsed
1/2 lb monterey jack or cheddar cheese, grated

Cook bacon; add garlic and onion.  Cook until onion is softened.  Add chuck.  Cook until browned.  Drain off fat.  Stir in salt, chili powder, cumin  and tomato paste.  Slowly add 1 1/2 c water and simmer about 10 min.  Chili should be loose but not soupy.  Add beans.  Simmer until heated through.  Serve on a bed of chips topped with cheese.

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