Cookbook:Frito Pie Chili

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A Chili intended for use in Frito Pie. See Frito Pie recipe for instructions on how to use to create Frito Pie.


For 8 servings:


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the vegetable oil.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the onions and saute for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the vegetables start to wilt.
  3. Season with salt and cayenne.
  4. Stir in the beef, chili powder, cumin, crushed red pepper, and oregano.
  5. Brown the meat for 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. Stir in the garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, and beef stock.
  7. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  8. Simmer the liquid, uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, or until the beef is tender. Skim off the fat occasionally.
  9. Mix the masa and flour together with a little liquid from the stock pot.
  10. Slowly stir in the masa slurry and continue to cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  11. Adjust salt, cayenne and other spices as needed.
  12. Keep warm until ready to use or serve.