- Posted by Johanna on June 4, 2006 at 5:55 pm
- Category: Recipes and Food
Yay! I successfully made Frito Pie!
Well, the pie part isn’t hard — Frito Pie is made by layering Fritos, chili, shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream. It’s the only way I like to eat chili. The hard part was finding a chili recipe that I thought I’d like. It’s got to be Cincinnati-style, with the cocoa powder. I don’t remember where I downloaded the one I had, but it worked.
It’s easy enough — brown a pound of ground beef with a chopped onion, a minced clove of garlic, and a tablespoon of chili powder. (I recommend Penzey’s for all my spices.) Add a teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice, and cumin. (Only I didn’t have allspice or cumin, so I left them out. I think I’m allergic to cumin anyway. I should find some allspice next time, though.) Add 1/2 teaspoon each of cayenne pepper and salt; a tablespoon and a half of cocoa; and a tablespoon each of Worcestershire sauce and cider vinegar. Pour in a 15-ounce can of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of water, and simmer for an hour and a half.
That’s it! I’m planning on taking it to work for lunch with a salad of chopped tomato and avocado on the side.