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A Southern (and Halloween) Tradition – Frito Pie

A Southern (and Halloween) Tradition – Frito Pie

I wouldn’t be a good Southerner if I left chili out of favorite soups recipes. So here’s my go-to-anytime chili recipe for Frito pie.


2 lbs of ground beef
1 large white onion, diced
2 – 28 oz. cans of tomato sauce
2 Cups water
1/4 Cup chili powder
1/2 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp cumin
Dede’s Louisiana Red Hot Sauce

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain the fat and put the meat in a stock pot. Here’s the best part…Put everything else in the pot, stir and bring it to a boil. Cover and lower the heat to a simmer. Let it cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

If you like it spicy, add a little Dede’s Louisiana Red Hot Sauce. If you like your chili thick, remove the lid and let it cook down. And if you’re a bean-in-your-chili eater, by all means add some beans!

Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream (optional), and of course, Frito-Lay Scoops. No need for a spoon! Enjoy!

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