Sunday, November 22, 2009

Frito Boats with Tex-Mex Chili

1 pound ground beef
2 bell peppers, diced
1 onion, diced
1 14oz. can diced tomatoes
1 can rotel brand diced tomatoes and chilies
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tblsp. new mexico chile powder
2 teas. paprika
1 tblsp. granulated garlic
1 tblsp. pasilla chile powder
1 tblsp. cumin
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 bottle good quality beer
salt to taste
1 cup corn(optional)
cheddar cheese, grated

Make It:
Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add meat brown breaking up meat with your spoon. Once meat is browned, drain off half of the grease, add peppers and onions. Stir and brown until softened. Add beer and allow to reduce by half. Add seasonings, tomatoes, rotel, corn and black beans, stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for an hour. Place two handfuls of fritos in a bowl, top with chili and cheese. Enjoy!

Special Note: If the chili is too thin. Spoon 2 tablespoons of liquid off the top and place in a separate pan, whisk in 2 tablespoons flour, stir to combine. Whisk into chili and allow to simmer for 15 minutes more.


  1. Oh mom its a can of diced tomatoes with chilies, rotel is the brand. Its good stuff you can use it in place of diced tomatoes in anything. It does have a little kick though!