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Frito Chili Pies with Quick Chili

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time2 hrs 20 minsTotal Time2 hrs 40 mins

 8 individual Frito bags
 4 cups Quick Chili
 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheeese
 ¼ cup green onions, sliced
For the Quick Chili:
 1 lb ground beef (I used 85/15)
 2 tsp canola oil
 1 small yellow onion, diced
 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
 4 cloves garlic, minced
 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
 1 can chopped tomatoes with jalapeños, not drained
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 2 cups beef broth
 2 tbsp chili powder
 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
 1 ½ tsp onion powder
 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp black pepper

Cook ground beef in large pot or dutch oven until browned and crumbled. Drain ground beef. Set aside.


Next heat the oil and cook the onion and jalapeño pepper until softened and browned. Next add the garlic and cook for a few minutes more, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add the ground beef back into the dutch oven.


Add the beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, and spices. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 2 hours until the mixture begins to thicken.

To make the Frito Chili Pies

Split the Frito bags down the middle and top with 1/2 cup Quick Chili, shredded cheese, and green onions.


Other toppings that might be used:
avocado slices
sour cream
jalapeño slices
cheddar cheese
diced tomatoes
diced onions

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8