Frito Pie in a Bag

Ready for some football? I’ve been pinning away thinking of recipe and party ideas for the big game. You can see all the drool worthy recipes on my Pinterest page here.


Frito Pie in a Bag for Super Bowl

If you’ve been following along with my recipes, then you’ll know that most of party ideas revolve around things with less clean up. Enter Frito Pie in a Bag. No dishes (holla!) plus you can set it up as a Frito Pie Bar and let your guest make their own. Win Win. You can have vegetarian versions, your very own special chili and tons of toppings, so easy!


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You’ll need:

Individual Frito Bags

Chili

Fresh toppings:

Cheddar Cheese

Jalapenos

Cilantro

Red Onion

Get creative! Use your own favorites!

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Dice up the fresh ingredients.

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Slice the tops off the Frito bags.

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Set up your Frito Pie assembly line.

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Stuff each bag!

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Layer on the toppings.

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It’s that easy! Cute and easy way to munch during the Super Bowl. What are some your favorite chili recipes to use for Super Bowl Sunday? Tell me in the comments! I need ideas!

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For even more ideas and party planning tips, plus a live demo of how to make Frito Pie in a Bag, check out my segment on Fox 7’s Make It Monday!

Brisket Chili

As many of you already know, a team of friends and I participated in a chili cookoff last weekend. Although we didn’t take home first place, it was all for good cause so I guess that makes up for it… Actually, I’m still pretty sore about the whole thing, let’s be real.

Anyways! Our chili was pretty awesome, gives ya that fire in the back of your throat a few seconds after… I won’t give away all of our secrets but here’s how you can get started on your own awesome chili!

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First off, get creative with your meat! The winners actually also used a pulled pork similar to the brisket my team used.

Thank the lord we had some awesome guys on our team, Zak and Turner, who smoked this bad boy all night for our chili. Thanks guys!

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Slice off the fatty parts…

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Ow ow look at ZCopp gettin in there!

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Think little Mimi fell in love with the meat man that night.

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Be sure to dice the meat into bite sized pieces. The meat is naturally tender and will fall apart in the chili of you don’t cut it with some substance.

I couldn’t take pictures of the rest because it’s top secret but…. You’re recipe should start with something like this:

Per 1lb of meat:
1/2 a large white onion
2 cloves garlic
8oz tomato sauce
1/4 cup cilantro
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin
1 cup beef broth
1/2 jalapeño de-seeded

(other topic secret ingredients that will not be named) actually if you really want them, message me.

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Sauté the onions with a touch of olive oil. Then add the minced garlic for about a minute or so. Next, combine all the ingredients and let simmer for at least an hour. The longer the better… We let ours sit over night.

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Our awesome team Chili Wonka and the Fire Factory! Plus Tony who really helped us out! Thanks Tony!

Casey Laine was also on the team but couldn’t find a photo of her! Miss ya babe!

Happy Chili Cookoff Season everyone!