I didn't start out to make Frito Pie today. I made Pinto Beans in the Crock Pot, and had some leftover beef brisket, and was just going to do a New Mexico, chili with beans and meat. However, I was on the roof, spraying roof seal (sealing cracks -- love a New Mexico flat roof--- it is supposed to rain).
As luck would have it, I ran out and had to run to Lowes Home Improvement.
While at Lowes, I picked up: dishwashing soap, dishwasher rinse aid, garbage bags, pumpkin Glade, the roof spray, and.......2 small bags of Fritos -- yep, I started to think Frito Pie. Call this #thingsyoubuyatloweshomeimprovement.
I love any and all twists on Frito Pie. Being in New Mexico, I love a New Mexican Frito Pie.
It can be made with a red chili, or green.
Simple, freezer ( the beef was in the freezer -- extra pinto beans will end up there).
What I used: Homemade Pinto Beans, Shredded Beef Brisket, Green Chili Sauce. Now most people put cheese on theirs. I am not a melted cheese kind of person, so I skipped the cheese. But, cheese, sour cream, pico, you name it. You add it.
I also do it in a red version, and I do it in a Texas version (with good old fashioned McCormick Chili Seasoning, hamburger meat, tomato sauce, and pinto beans). What can I say? I love Frito Pie.
How do you like your Frito Pie?