My Favourite Food as a Kid: Frito Pie

frito pie

If some of you don’t know, I grew up in New Mexico. Frito pie is easy and cheap to make, not necessarily healthy. Who likes healthy when you’re a little kid anyway? How do you make a Frito pie? Well… you put corn chips in a bowl, pile chili on top of them and finish off with some cheese. This is my absolutely amazing vegan version with one of the best chili recipes I have ever concocted.

Things you Need:

For Base:

4 Tomatoes

1 jalapeno

5 cloves garlic

1 small yellow onions

1 tomatillo

Pureé these four items together in a food processor. Set aside

The rest of it:

1 medium yellow onion

1 can tomato sauce

1 can tomato paste

2 Tbs agave nectar

1 Tbs Cayenne

1 Tbs Cumin

1 Tbs Corriander

1 Tsp Salt

2 Tbs Braggs

1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar

6 Shittake mushrooms

1 Poplano Pepper

1 Orange or Yellow bell pepper

1 Can Black Beans

1 Can Whole Pinto beans

2 Bay Leaves

For “Ground Beef”:

4 Crimini mushrooms

2 Sage leaves

1/2 C TVP Shreds

1 1/2 C Veggie Stock

1 Tsp Miso

2 Tbs Braggs

1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

-In a large pot, sauté onion until caramelized (about 8 minutes). Add Cayenne, Cumin, Corriander, Agave, braggs, vinegar and diced shittake mushrooms. Let sauté  for five minutes and then add base (tomato,jalapeno,onion,tomatillo). Let this simmer for 10 minutes while you prepare the “ground beef“.

– Dice and sauté crimini mushrooms. Add chopped sage and TVP. Sauté for three minutes. Add Veggie broth, miso, braggs and vinegar. Let simmer for approx 8 minutes.

– Now add cans of beans and cans of tomato sauce and paste to your initial mixture. Stir throughly and add Poplano and bell pepper (diced).

– Add “ground beef”, bay leaves and salt.

If you like mushrooms… Add more!!!

The longer you let chili simmer the better it become.

For Frito Pie:

– Place a heaping scoop of chili on top of corn chips.

– Top with cheddar Daiya, raw chopped onions, cilantro and diced tomatoes.


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