Recipe: Venison Frito Pie

I love this dish. Blame it on the fact I was raised going to the Cotton Bowl and eating fried foods at the State Fair. As a Texan, I just can’t not love Frito pie.

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Ingredients

  • 1 bag Fritos
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can kidney beans*
  • 1 can pinto beans*
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 lb ground venison/beef
  • 1/4 c. corn starch
  • 2 cloves garlic

*Optional

For Toppings:

  • Hot sauce
  • Chopped Onion
  • Shredded cheese

Instructions

Open the bag of Fritos and do a taste test, just to make sure they’re not poisonous. While you’re at it, check the cheese. It may be rotten.

Once that is done, you can begin.

Chop the garlic.

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Get out a large pot, and add a spash of vegetable oil or a tablespoon of bacon grease to give the venison some grease. Venison is so lean on its own and bacon grease never hurt anybody.

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Brown the venison and garlic over medium high heat.

Next, add the tomato sauce and Rotel. Feel free to shout “Ole!” as you do this.

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Add the seasoning, then add the beans if you wish.

Simmer for 30 minutes.

While it’s simmering, blend the corn starch and 1/2 cup water with a fork.

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After 30 minutes, pour the mixture into the chili, and simmer for ten more minutes.

Time for a taste test…

Set out a handful of Fritos in a large soup bowl, and spoon the chili on top. Garnish with shredded cheese, hot sauce, onion, or whatever tickles your fancy.

Enjoy!!

2 Replies to "Recipe: Venison Frito Pie"

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    Jill April 25, 2016 (10:52 am)

    This looks delicious!

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    Lindsay April 30, 2016 (12:10 am)

    I need to try that recipe!

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