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Frito Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tammy Diaz-Martinez
Added: Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Pinto Beans (1-3 cups-serving size dependent)
1 tsp. salt (add to uncooked beans)
New Mexican red chile sauce (4 cups)
(for sauce-2 tbsp flour, 4 tbspNew Mexican red
chile powder)
(vegetarian-2 tbsp, flour, 2 tbsp canola oil, 4 tbsp
NM red chile powder)
1/2 tsp garlic salt (add to chile sauce-amt optional)
Fritos (1 large bag)
Ground beef (1 lb) or ground beef substitue (1 bag or box) (for vegetarian recipe)
grated chedder cheese or grated soy cheese (2 c serving -size dependent)
shredded lettuce (as garnish- 2 c.)
diced tomatoe (as garnish- 2 c.)
chopped onion 1/4 c. -1 c. (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Place uncooked beans with water and salt (fill crockpot with water to prevent drying) in crockpot- cook for 8-9 hrs (time may vary depending on altitude)

Cook ground beef
drain excess fat from beef once cooked, add about 2 tbsp flour, mix in with cooked beef, let flour brown. Add about 4 tbsp red chile powder, immediately add about 2 cups "cold" water, stir thoroughly (with wisk works best), add more water dependent on thickness (follow same directions for vegetarian beef, add oil to cooked beef). Add garlic salt. Bring to boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes, uncovered.

Serving- Layer beans, chile meat sauce, cheese in individual bowls, top with fritos, lettuce tomatoes, and onions (optional)

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
varies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
with precooked beans- 40 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Cook beans overnight in crockpot, add salt.
Be sure and use cold water for chile sauce otherwise flour will clump. More water may be added if chile sauce becomes to thick.

 

 

 

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