Frito Pie

This is my mom’s recipe.  I remember this dish from my childhood. This is exactly how she gave the recipe to me. She didn’t tell me how much of these things to put in. When I make it, I just take a guess at the amount. This is the way a lot of people used to cook. They would just say add some of this and that without saying how much. My grandmother never owned a cookbook. Everything she cooked was in her head.

Saute 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped green pepper and some comino seed in a little butter until tender. Add one pound ground beef and cook until done. Add some minced garlic and some garlic powder, some chili powder and some salt and pepper. Stir. Add one small can of tomato sauce. Simmer. Put layer of Fritos in bowl, layer of grated Cheddar cheese and a layer of meat. Keep alternating, ending with meat on top. Don’t put in the oven.

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