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Frito Pie

Vegan MoFo: It's that time of year again! If you don't know what's up, allow me to give you a brief overview: short for the Vegan Month of Food, Vegan MoFo is an annual blogging event about all things vegan. Participants are given daily prompts and then post about it. If you need more info check out the MoFo website and get hip (click here and then come back). Today’s prompt: Food Song Pun!

'Race for the Pies' by The Flaming Chips 

 I cannot wait to see what every one else does for today's prompt. Food Song Pun is by far my favorite MoFo prompt of all time and  I think I nailed it while sticking to my Southern theme.

Frito Pie is a Southern snack made of corn chips, chili, cheese, and onions. As I recall the only place I ever saw Frito Pie was at the concession stand of my high school basketball games. The sold for only $4 and there was always a line of students and parents waiting for the treat. The booster club moms working the concession stand served Frito Pie the true Southern way: crack open the bag of chips, ladle in some popping hot crockpot chili, sprinkle on some cheese and onions, and stick a fork in the top of the chip bag. For the sake of a decent photo, I decided to layer up my ingredients in a 9x13 and bake the Frito Pie

Frito Pie is a super easy, affordable meal for 2 folks in the mood for some junk food.

Frito Pie 

1 9oz bag of Frito chips
3 cups of your fave chili (homemade or store-bought)
1 cup vegan cheddar cheese (homemade or store-bought)
1 sweet onion 
  1. Preheat your oven to 350
  2. In a 9x13 layer up: chips on the bottom, then spread the chili, sprinkle on the cheese, and then onions if you're interested. 
  3. Bake for 15 minutes to heat through. 

Leftover Chili? Here are some ideas:  

Orange-Cumin Black Bean Chili Stuffed Yams
Chili-Stuffed Peppers
Stuff your leftover chili in this hand pie!
UP NEXT: BRB gotta bring someone back from the dark side. 

ICYMI,  this meal is no longer just for immortals - my recipe is suitable for vegans too!

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  1. I never had Frito pie in the bag growing up, only served in a bowl, and I still cheat with canned vegetarian chili. It's one of my favorite meals. I don't eat it often, but I absolutely love it. I also add lots of other toppings--tofu sour cream, chopped scallions, sliced olives, chopped tomato, etc. It lends itself to lots of improvisation. I never thought to bake it!

  2. my husband almost had a heart attack when I first told him what a frito pie was lol Classically he didn't understand the pie part but whatever


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