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Spicy Frito Chili Pie

Frito Chili Pie

Sometimes all I want to eat is a down-home, feel-good, Oklahoma meal that reminds me of home,  and last night was one of those nights!

Spicy Frito Chili Pie Recipe

I always loved Frito Chili Pie growing up.  Whether we would make it at home or eat it at Sonic it was always a favorite of mine.

Frito Chili Pie Recipe

I took the traditional Frito Chili Pie recipe and kicked it up a notch (or maybe three) to create this spicy version of a classic favorite!

Spicy Frito Chili Pie Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 large garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 15 oz can chili beans
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 bag (9.75 oz) corn chips (AKA Fritos)

Start by cooking up the onions in a little olive oil over medium heat. After 3-4 minutes, add the garlic clove.  Cook for an additional minute then add the ground beef.

Ground Beef Chili

Cook until the beef is brown then drain the grease. Next, add in the chili beans and green chilies.

Green Chili Ground Beef and Bean Chili

Mix together well, then add all of the spices.

Spicy Chili Recipe

Allow to cook for 5-7 minutes.

While the meat and beans are soaking in the spices, arrange the corn chips on a plate. Once the chili pie mixture is ready, spoon it on top of the corn chips.  Top with cheddar cheese while the chili mixture is still hot so that the cheese will melt in.

Sonic Frito Chili Pie

I also topped it with a little arugula and tomatoes to calm the spiciness of the chili mix!

Spicy Frito Chili Pie Recipe

♣ Vegetarian Option: Substitute a beef-less ground beef (Trader Joes makes a delicious version of “Meatless Crumbles”)

♦ Gluten Free Option: Most corn chips (including the original Fritos) are gluten-free, but always check labels to make sure!

Extra Spicy Frito Chili Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Extra Spicy Frito Chili Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 large garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 15 oz can chili beans
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 bag (9.75 oz) corn chips

Instructions

  1. Cook the onions in olive oil over medium heat.
  2. After 3-4 minutes, add the garlic clove.
  3. Cook for an additional minute then add the ground beef.
  4. Cook until the beef is brown then drain the grease.
  5. Add in the chili beans and green chilies.
  6. Mix together well, then add all of the spices.
  7. Allow to cook for 5-7 minutes.
  8. While the meat and beans are soaking in the spices, arrange the corn chips on a plate.
  9. Once the chili pie mixture is ready, spoon it on top of the corn chips.
  10. Top with cheddar cheese while the chili mixture is still hot so that the cheese will melt in.
http://whitneybond.com/2012/08/23/whats-for-dinner-extra-spicy-frito-chili-pie/

Strawberry Kiwi Slush

Sonic's Strawberry Kiwi Slush Recipe

Am I the only person that continues to think about Sonic’s Strawberry Kiwi Slush on a regular basis even though it hasn’t existed for over a decade?

Sonic's Strawberry Kiwi Slush

I finally decided to re-create my favorite Sonic Slush of yester-year and the result was amazing!

Instead of artificial flavors or syrups I combined fresh fruit to make an icy cold, refreshing beverage that is perfect for summer!

Strawberry Kiwi Slush Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 kiwi (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups ice

Add the strawberries and kiwi to a blender with sugar, water and lemon juice.

Fresh Fruit Strawberry Kiwi Slush Recipe

Blend for 30 seconds.

Fresh Fruit Strawberry Kiwi Slush Recipe

Add the ice and blend for an additional 30 seconds or until the ice has been crushed and a slush consistency has formed.

Fresh Fruit Strawberry Kiwi Slush Recipe

Pour into a glass for you and a friend (or an extra-large glass all for yourself!)

Strawberry Kiwi Slush Recipe

Garnish with a kiwi slice and enjoy the frozen deliciousness of fresh fruit!

Strawberry Kiwi Slush

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten free.

Strawberry Kiwi Slush

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 16 oz slushes

Strawberry Kiwi Slush

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 kiwi (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions

  1. Add the strawberries and kiwi to a blender with sugar, water and lemon juice.
  2. Blend for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the ice and blend for an additional 30 seconds or until the ice has been crushed and a slush consistency has formed.
http://whitneybond.com/2012/03/15/whats-to-drink-strawberry-kiwi-slush/