Sunday, November 9, 2008

Chili Corn Chip Casserole

Well my chili is now officially gone! But it served us so well this week! My final chili recipe is one that is super easy and so delicious! I guess our fall chili days are officially over . . . it has been snowing a bit today, signaling the onslaught of winter and the lovely cold to come!

As a kid growing up I remember scanning thru what I thought was the coolest book ever "Today's Tips For Easy Living" by Dian Thomas. I guess she used to be the genius crafty lady on the Today show. Anyways I loved that book and last fall I found a copy at Deseret Book! It was the holy grail of all finds! I would have bought everyone I know one . . . but their was only one . . . so now I am relishing it! The ideas within are brilliant as are the recipes! I made the Chili Chip casserole for dinner the other night and my hubby LOVED it!!! (All I can say is fritos . . . in a casserole . . . with chili . . . and cheese = yummy!!!)
Chili Chip Casserole
1 lb hamburger
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1 (16 oz) can chili con carne
3 cups fritos
1 jalapeno chopped (optional)
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Brown hamburger in skillet over medium heat. Drain off drippings. Add tomato sauce and chili con carne. Stir in 1 cup of fritos. Heat until warmed thru. Add jalapeno and cheese on top for added zip. Top with remaining fritos and bake in oven for about 10-15 minutes until bubbly or hot. Serve with sour cream and freshly diced onion. Serves 4 to 6 people.

(I just use leftover chili to make this! It is really good!)


Jenny said...

Oh girl, you better believe this wouldn't last 5 minutes at my dinner table. My boys would devour this gorgeous family style recipe! Great post.

hot garlic said...

I know this would be good because I've had it before -kinda. We used to have these at USU and they had some kind of catchy name that I can't remember and they would sell them for $1 on special days. They put the chili right inside the bag of snack-sized freetos and topped it with lettuce and cheese and sour cream and tomatoes, etc and insinuated it was some kind of genius taco on the go -which it was! I was TOTALLY craving one the other day -so funny that you would post this! Jinx! Kinda!

And thanks for all of your support and advice on HG. I really appreciate it!

Maria said...

I love that you can used leftover chili for this one! Awesome!

Anonymous said...

What a great recipe..I usually just head to Sonic when I get a craving for this. This recipe will save me a trip, not to mention all the extra "stuff" in their version.

Pam said...

I just love chili. You can make so many wonderful recipes with it. This one looks so good.

Sara said...

This looks like good comfort food!

Brandi said...

Ok, Jared would love this one!! And me too!! MMM....great winter recipe! Thanks em!!

april~living the sweet life said...

I was just thinking today aren't casseroles great!? They just feel like home.

Unknown said...

Did they call it texas straw hat? (frito pie with all the toppings u want)