Chili is a favorite in our house, and with the weather getting colder, it’s great to have something to warm us up. We love the Chili recipe that we have been using for many years, but it’s always nice to change things up a bit.
Like most families, trying to get dinner on the table quickly between practice, activities and work schedules is sometimes difficult. So when Bush’s Beans and Kitchen Play asked me to share a recipe to help get dinner on the table in a snap, I decided to head to the Bush’s Bean’s Facebook page where they have taste tempting pictures and yummy recipes.
While we love soups and casseroles this time of year, I wanted to share something a little different. The Fiesta Rice and Bean Burritos looked great, and I was sure the Crescent Mexican Pizza would be a hit.
But at last, I kept coming back to Frito Chili Pie. It has the great flavor of Chili with the addition of a few different ingredients and Fritos. I thought it would be a hit in our house. And I was right!
Now of course, throwing everything in the Slow Cooker is great this time of year, but I think these would be perfect to take on a picnic too. You could use small bags of Fritos, and keep the Chili in a thermos. Just add a little Chili to the bag of Fritos, a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheese and the kiddos have a fun meal they can carry around with them.
We have used beans in lots of recipes, but as the boys get older, I’m using them more and more. They definitely stretch the budget when you are feeding three teenage boys.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by Bush Beans. All the opinions and photos are my own.