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Firehouse Frito Pie

January/February 2012

Your rating: None Average: 3.2 (39 votes)

Classic Frito pie is a pile of Fritos topped with beefy chili and runny cheese often made straight in the chip bag! Our refined and lightened version is fresh-tasting and delicious. A whole 1/2 cup of chili powder gives it plenty of punch, but be sure to use mild chili powder. If you have spicier chili powder, start with 1 to 2 tablespoons and taste as you go. Top with tomato, lettuce and just a little cheese (hold the Whiz, please).


Firehouse Frito Pie Recipe

7 Reviews for Firehouse Frito Pie

10/07/2013
Anonymous

Great flavor for a healthy take on the Frito Pie. I added sliced raw jalapenos on top as we like spicy. I love the addition of zucchini; a great way to "hide" something healthy that my picky husband would usually not eat. He never noticed and I never fessed up!

Easy, Healthy, Yummy
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05/13/2013
Anonymous
Delicous

The recipe is delicious! I'm not sure how the chips are suppose to last 25 minutes in the oven. After about 10 minutes they were done for me. I accidentally grabbed a hot chili powder, so reduced the amount in the recipe, still turned out great.

tastes good!
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03/02/2012
Anonymous

Loved this chili! 1/2 cup chili powder sounded like alot to me but it was just perfect. I used McCormick's so it wasn't too hot. We used Fritos (sinful!) and all the toppings that were suggested.

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 14 weeks ago

Agree totally with your

Agree totally with your review! Cooking time of tortilla strips should have been decreased by 10 minutes. My husband loved this meal. After tortilla were ruined from over baking, I used locally made tortilla chips that were wonderful. The fresh lime really gave this a special boost.

02/07/2012
Anonymous
Easy and Delicious

We are true Texans.. This was only mildly spivey but it was very easy and fast. We made it with ground turkey and veggie broth. We Lso used 50% cheddar cheese.

Easy
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02/01/2012
Lots of flavor!

We made this using the full 1/2 cup of chili powder (we use Penzey's Medium Hot), and our mouths were on fire (in a good way)! The suggested garnishes made it really tasty.

Keep an eye on the tortilla strips: strips in a dark metal pan took less than half the suggested cooking time, and strips on a light metal pan was done after about 15 minutes.

Easy, flavorful, satisfying
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