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Oh Frito Pie, Oh Frito Pie!

February 3, 2012

How lovely are your…everything, lol

I’m typing this as I gobble some down at the moment =O

The anatomy of a Frito Pie is quite simple.  More like an open faced Savory Pie with a “crust” of crunchy, salty Frito’s, cuddling with a tangle of spiced Chili, fresh bits of Onion, and Melting Cheddar.  Need I say more?

Now, my poor Frito Pie has been accused of bringing with it no class.  Despite the valiant efforts of many fine dining establishments to whore up any Burger or Pizza, at the end of the day, both said Burger and Pizza know right and well what they are.  Frito Pie doesn’t ask for much.  He just wants to be devoured, consumed–loved.  :::sigh::: don’t we ALL?!

Sometimes, I’m perfectly content with an extra hot Latte, sitting Downtown (oh-sorry, “Uptown), or at the Park and People watching.  Sometimes, it really are the simple things in life.

Simple Thing Take 1-Action!

For the Chili:

  • 3 finely minced Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 ts Oregano (Fresh is always lovely, but not necessary here but generally speaking, you can sub 1 TB fresh for 1 TS dried.
  • 2 ts smoked Paprika (regular Paprika will do)
  • 1/4 ts Cayenne
  • 1 ts unsweetened, natural Cocoa
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon 
  • 1 tb Cumin
  • 2 tb Chili Powder (I also love Chipotle Chili)
  • 1 fat Jalapeno (you can toss it completely if you don’t want it)
  • 2 c Crushed Tomatoes + (I personally used 1/4 c Water but use however much suits you).
  • 1 can Pintos
  • 1 can Kidney (both rinsed and drained)
  • 2 lbs Ground Sirloin (but whatever is on sale or whatever you have/like works).

You will also need Frito Chips, minced Onions, and LOTS O Cheddar!

Wishing y’all a Happy & Safe Superbowl Party!

Love Always,
Your Squishy Monster

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