Big Game Fritos Pie

Big Game Fritos Pie
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Wow your friends with this fun, totally delicious recipe. Who doesn't love ground beef chili served in a bag of Fritos corn chips?Recipe courtesy of Beef. It's What's for Dinner.
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Big Game Fritos Pie
Total time: 1.48 hours
  • 2 pound ground beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 cups beer (12 ounce can)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon cornmeal or masa harina
  • 8 bags (1 to 2 ounces each) fritos corn chips
  • 1 and 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat large Dutch oven over high heat until hot.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil and ground beef.
  3. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into small crumbles and stirring occasionally.
  4. Work in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan and stewing the beef in its own juices.
  5. Remove beef; set aside.
  6. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil over high heat.
  7. Add onion; cook until evenly browned.
  8. Add cooked ground beef, chili powder, cumin, garlic and cayenne powder.
  9. Season with salt, as desired.
  10. Stir until combined.
  11. Stir in beer, tomatoes and tomato sauce; bring to a boil.
  12. Reduce heat, cover, cook 1 hour until chili thickens.
  13. Stir in cornmeal.
  14. If chili becomes too thick, add a little water.
  15. If chili is not thick enough, simmer until desired consistency is reached.
  16. Slice or fold open bags; spoon beef chili on top of Fritos corn chips.
  17. Top each bag with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese.
  18. Allow to melt slightly, then serve and enjoy.