This recipe is a healthy version of Fritos Chili Pie. Often served from concession stands at fairs, festivals, and sporting events, this crowd-pleaser usually involves splitting the bag of chips open, ladling chili into the bag, and then topping with cheese, onions, and other garnishes.
1 pound ground sirloin
1 1/4 cups chopped onion
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon no-salt-added tomato paste
1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
1/3 cup water
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
4 ounces lightly salted corn chips (such as Fritos)
1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/2 cup diagonally sliced green onion tops
How to Make It
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; sauté 5 minutes, stirring to crumble. Remove beef; drain. Wipe pan clean with paper towels. Add onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in beef, cumin, pepper, and salt.
Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add broth, 1/3 cup water, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Place 1 ounce chips in each of 4 bowls, and top each serving with about 2/3 cup beef mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons green onions.
This is a family favorite!! I save my tried & true Cooking Light recipes and this is one of them. We have a big family (6 children) and I double the ground beef, but I keep the spices the same (my husband & one daughter do add hot sauce to their servings). I also add a can of dark red kidney beans when I add the canned chili tomatoes. I skip the green onions at the end. I make this several times every fall (Oct / Nov) and the leftovers even get eaten quickly. Even 5 years after publishing, this is a recipe I look for again & again!
I thought this would be a winner with all the 5 star reviews but I had to throw it out it was so bad!! I'm giving it a one star only because It gave me an excuse to buy Fritos. Now looking at the ingredients I don't know why I thought the result would be any better than it was. I didn't even try to fix it, no sense throwing good ingredients after bad! There are much better chili recipes, don't bother with this one.
Looking at the ingredient list, I was a little skeptical of all the positive reviews, but this really was quick, easy, and delicious (perfect to serve for game 6 of the SCFs - yay Blackhawks!) Mine cooked down just fine. This is a nice variation from our normal chili recipes, especially when we're in the mood for meaty. Toddler declared it "too spicy" but she was probably in a mood, because it wasn't any spicier than other things she's happily eaten.
This is delicious and filling. I look forward to having this each time its on my meal plan, it comes together so quickly and it is very tastey. We usually eat it the next day for lunch too and after the flavors sit overnight its even better according to my hubby who loves this meal too!
This recipe is awesome! I made it for a Super Bowl party, and when I went to get my serving, I found the pan empty. My husband said that this is now his favorite chili recipe. I am going to make it again this week when we have chili dogs. Really meaty recipe!