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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
1

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

2

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.

3

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
4

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

5

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

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8