Frito Pies

Recipe Courtesy of Jo Davison
Serves 10-12
Olive Oil
1 Med Yellow Onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
1 tsp Paprika
1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
3 tbs Flour
1/2 cup Red Chili Powder
3 - 4 cups water
1 can of Pinto Beans (rinsed) or 1 1/2 cups of fresh pinto beans
2 bags of Fritos (1 bag if you will only be serving 4-6 and freezing chili)
2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Lettuce and Tomato for garnish, chopped
1 Avocado for garnish, chopped
Sour cream for garnish
In a saucepan heat olive oil on medium-high heat, add onion and cook for 5 minutes.  Add garlic and beef.  Season with spices, cook beef through.  When mixture is cooked add the four, combine thoroughly.  Add the Chili powder and combine thoroughly.  Add the pinto beans and only 3 cups of the water.  Mix thoroughly .  Simmer on low for 5 minutes so that consistency is that of a chili.  (If mixture is too thick add additional water 1/4 cup at a time to achieve the desired consistency.)  If additional water was added simmer another 3-5 minutes.
To Assemble:
In a bowl, place a handful of fritos, top with chili, add cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and sour cream.

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