Frito Pie

Any good Southerner knows frito pie. It’s a fair staple and it’s so good. Usually you take an individual bag of fritos chips, pop it open, ladle in chili, and top it off with cheese, lettuce, and sour cream. Now I’m cheating slightly and making it in a casserole form, not as fun but just as yummy.

Ingredients:

Chili

  • Use whatever chili recipe you like meat or vegetarian, I just like mine best.

2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

2 Cups Shredded Lettuce

1 (10 oz) Bag Fritos Original

1 Cup Greek Yogurt

  • I like the lighter substitute of Greek yogurt instead of sour cream

Cook your chili according to the applicable instructions. Mine takes all day in the crock pot so be prepared to start this early. Once the chili is ready though it all comes together quickly. Pour the chili into a 9X13 baking dish.

Now the layering order is very important. Sprinkle the cheese over the chili, this will keep the heat and moisture from making the fritos soggy.

Next the fritos. Having the fritos go in next keeps the lettuce from wilting in the heat.

Chop the lettuce and layer it over the fritos. Lastly top the frito pie with the Greek yogurt, I used a sandwich bag to drizzle it over the top. Now it’s ready to dish up.

Serves 18

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